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Bill Emmerson


Picture of Bill Emmerson
State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2004 Republican AD-63 83719 Win
11-07-2006 Republican AD-63 59340 Win
11-04-2008 Republican AD-63 90213 Win
06-08-2010 Republican SD-37 41206 Win
11-06-2012 Republican SD-23 159045 Win

Candidate Biography:

William J. Emmerson
Born: October 28, 1945 in Oakland, CA
Married: Nan
Children: Kate and Caroline

1967-1968: Staff, Congressman Jerry Pettis [D.C. Office]
1969-1972: Staff, Assemblyman W. Craig Biddle
1972-1974: Staff, Senator W. Craig Biddle
Previous: Assistant Professor (Orthodontics), Loma Linda University
1998: Interim President, Talladega College
2010: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 9.
2013: Resigned from the State Senate on December 1.
2013-2018: Senior Vice President, California Hospital Association
2018-Present: Member, Little Hoover Commission

  • In the press release announcing his 2013 resignation from the State Senate, Emmerson noted that "My nine years of service have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life. It has been an honor to work alongside my colleagues in both the State Assembly and the State Senate – institutions that I hold in the highest regard."
  • GEOGRAPHY: In 2010-2012, Emmerson listed his hometown as Riverside (Riverside Co.) and in 2013 changed it to Redlands (San Bernardino Co.)

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2005-06)