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Encyclopedia > Bill Lockyer
William W. "Bill" Lockyer

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Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Phil Angelides
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born May 8, 1941 (1941-05-08) (age 66)
California, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse Nadia Maria Davis

William Westwood "Bill" Lockyer (born May 8, 1941) is the current State Treasurer of California. Prior to this, he served as California's Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice for the U.S. state of California. He was elected in 1999 on the Democratic ticket, and was replaced by Jerry Brown in 2007. Previously he was a member of the California State Assembly and served as President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate. The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... California State Treasurer Phil Angelides Philip Nicholas Phil Angelides (IPA: æn. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of the government of the state of California in the USA. The officers duty is to ensure that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the year. ... The California Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... A President Pro Tempore is a constitutionally recognized officer of the United States Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the President of the Senate. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ...


He is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a BA in political science in 1965. As an undergraduate, he founded the Cal Berkeley Democrats. In 1986, during his first term in the California State Senate and after 13 years in the California State Legislature, Lockyer graduated from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He also received a teaching credential from California State University, Hayward. Lockyer has been married to Nadia Maria Davis since April 2003, and has a daughter, Lisa, and son, Diego. [1] Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... McGeorge School of Law is a private, ABA-accredited law school in the Oak Park neighborhood of the city of Sacramento, California, commonly known as Pacific McGeorge as it is part of the University of the Pacific which is located in Stockton, California. ... The University of the Pacific (also known as Pacific, and formerly known as College of the Pacific) is a private northern California university of the United Methodist Church, originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California under the name California Wesleyan College. ...

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Politics

DNA: Eliminated decade-old DNA backlog

Prior to 1999, the state’s DNA data bank wasn’t much more than a mailing address. Lockyer, as Attorney General, led the effort to process 220,000 DNA samples from convicted offenders. The Department of Justice (DOJ) now has the largest working data bank in the country. Prior to 1999, the DOJ was averaging one "hit" each year. It's now producing one "hit" a day. In June 2006 alone, DNA hits aided 164 investigations.


Taxpayer Protection: Set record-setting pace in recovering money ripped off from taxpayers and Medi-Cal program

Lockyer increased the size of the DOJ’s Medi-Cal Fraud Unit by more 20-fold, and established a stand-alone False Claims Section to go after those who lie to obtain tax dollars or avoid paying money owed to taxpayers. Since 1999, the False Claims section has recovered roughly $236 million for taxpayers. Meanwhile, the Medi-Cal Fraud Unit has obtained court-ordered recoveries totaling $503.2 million, dwarfing the $69 million obtained in the prior eight years by 629 percent.


Sex Offenders: Implemented award-winning Megan’s Law web site six months ahead of schedule

Lockyer strongly backed legislation to establish California’s Megan’s Law web site, which provides the public online access to information about registered sex offenders living in their communities. When the law was enacted, the DOJ immediately went to work, and successfully implemented the web site six months prior to the statutory deadline. Since it became operational in December 2004, through May 2006, the site has experienced more than 286 million requests for information from about 27 million individuals.


Energy Crisis Piracy: The first to investigate collusion, price manipulation and antitrust violations

In August 2000, the Attorney General launched the state’s first investigation into power companies responsible for the blackouts and price gouging California suffered in the Energy Crisis of 2000-01. Now, the Attorney General’s Energy Task Force ranks as the foremost state-government entity fighting to recoup for California consumers, taxpayers and businesses the billions of dollars wrongly taken from them by the energy companies. To date, settlements brokered by the Task Force have a combined value of $5.3 billion, and have produced more than $3.2 billion in benefits to ratepayers. Those forced to pay back money include the masterminds of the piracy – Enron, Reliant, Dynegy, El Paso, Mirant, Williams and Duke.


Recent Events

On November 7, 2006 Bill Lockyer was elected as California's 32nd State Treasurer. As Treasurer, Lockyer has:

  • Netted $900 million for California K-12 schools and community colleges, and $350 million for infrastructure projects, in a tobacco bond transaction.
  • Saved taxpayers $205 million by refinancing $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds.
  • Secured $8.5 million in donations to small and rural clinics as part of record $958 million health facility financing deal.
  • Approved financing on two recycling projects that use innovative technology to improve air quality, conserve water, reduce global warming emissions and create jobs.

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Preceded by
Dan Lungren
California Attorney General
1999 - 2007
Succeeded by
Jerry Brown
Preceded by
Phil Angelides
California State Treasurer
2007 – present
Incumbent
Current State Treasurers of the United States

AK: Patrick Galvan (R)*
AL: Kay Ivey (R)
AR: Martha Shoffner (D)
AZ: Dean Martin (R)
CA: Bill Lockyer (D)
CO: Cary Kennedy (D)
CT: Denise L. Nappier (D)
DE: Jack Markell (D)
FL: Alex Sink (D)*
GA: Daniel Ebersole (R)
Dan Lungren Daniel Edward Lungren (born September 22, 1946), a Republican from California, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, representing the states 3rd Congressional district (map). ... The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of the government of the state of California in the USA. The officers duty is to ensure that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... California State Treasurer Phil Angelides Philip Nicholas Phil Angelides (IPA: æn. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... State Treasurers in the United States are executive offices in 49 of the 50 US States with Texas being the only state to not have such an office. ... The Arkansas State Treasurer acts as the head banker for the State of Arkansas, handling deposits, withdrawals, redemptions of state warrants, and investments of state funds. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... Jack Markell (about 1961–) is an American businessman and politician from Newark, Delaware in New Castle County. ... The Chief Financial Officer of Florida is a statewide constitutional officer of Florida. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ...

HI: Georgina K. Kawamura (R)
IA: Michael Fitzgerald (D)
ID: Ron Crane (R)
IL: Alexi Giannoulias (D)
IN: Richard Mourdock (R)
KS: Lynn Jenkins (R)
KY: Jonathan Miller (D)
LA: John N. Kennedy (R)
MA: Timothy P. Cahill (D)
MD: Nancy K. Kopp (R)
Alexi Giannoulias (born 03/17/1976) is the Democratic Illinois State Treasurer. ... Kansas state treasurer and 2008 Congressional candidate Lynn Jenkins Lynn Jenkins, CPA (b June 10, 1963) is a Kansas politician and currently the 37th State Treasurer of Kansas. ... Jonathan Miller (b July 24, 1967) ia a politician from Lexington, Kentucky, in the United States of America. ... John Neely Kennedy (born November 21, 1951) is the Republican state treasurer of Louisiana. ... The Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts (commonly called the treasurer) is an executive officer, elected state-wide every four years. ... Tim Cahill is the current Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver-General. ... The Treasurer of Maryland (as of 2006 Nancy K. Kopp) is the principal custodian of the States cash deposits, monies from bond sales, and other securities and collateral and directs the investments of those assets. ...

ME: David Lemoine (D)
MI: Robert J. Kleine (D)
MN: Peggy Ingison (R)*
MO: Sarah Steelman (R)
MS: Tate Reeves (R)
MT: Dan Bucks (D)
NC: Richard H. Moore (D)
ND: Kelly Schmidt (R)
NE: Shane Osborn (R)
NH: Michael A. Ablowich (D)
The State Treasurer of Michigan functions as the chief financial officer for the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Robert J. Kleine is the treasurer of the state of Michigan. ... The State Treasurer of Missouri is a statewide elected official responsible for serving as Missouris chief financial officer. ... Sarah Steelman is an American politician from Missouri. ... State Treasurer of Mississippi is a post created in 1817 when the state was admitted to the Union. ... Tate Reeves (Born 1975) is the State Treasurer of the Mississippi. ... The North Carolina State Treasurer is a statewide elected office in the U.S. state of North Carolina responsible for overseeing the financial operations of state government. ... Richard Hancock Moore is the current North Carolina State Treasurer, first elected to that post in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. ... The North Dakota State Treasurer is a political office in North Dakota. ... Kelly Schmidt Kelly Schmidt is a North Dakota Republican Party politician and public servant who is the current North Dakota State Treasurer, serving since 2004. ... The creator of or main contributor to this page may have a conflict of interest with the subject of this article. ...

NJ: Bradley Abelow (D)
NM: James Lewis (D)
NV: Kate Marshall (D)
NY: Thomas DiNapoli (D)*
OH: Richard Cordray (D)
OK: Scott Meacham (D)
OR: Randall Edwards (D)
PA: Tony Wagner (D)
RI: Frank Caprio (D)
SC: Converse Chellis (R)
Bradley Abelow is the State Treasurer of New Jersey. ... James W J Lewis was born on 2nd October 1990. ... The Nevada State Treasurer is an elected office in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Kate Marshall (July 22, 1959) is an American political figure. ... 1979 - 1993 Republican Edward Regan 1993 - 2003 Democrat Carl McCall 2003 - present Democrat Alan Hevesi Category: ... Thomas P. DiNapoli (born February 10, 1954) was a state assemblyman in New York who was appointed as New York State Comptroller on February 7, 2007. ... Richard Cordray (born May 3, 1959) is currently the Treasurer of Franklin County, Ohio, and a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer in the upcoming 2006 election. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Scott Meacham, the 17th and current State Treasurer of Oklahoma The State Treasurer of Oklahoma is the chief custodian of Oklahoma’s cash deposits, monies from bond sales, and other securities and collateral and directs the investments of those assets. ... Scott Meacham, the 17th and current State Treasurer of Oklahoma Scott Meacham is currently the State Treasurer of Oklahoma. ... The Oregon State Treasurer is a constitutional officer within the executive branch of the states government, elected by statewide vote to serve a four year term. ... Randall Edwards (born August 13, 1961) is an Oregon politician currently serving as Oregon State Treasurer. ... Frank T. Caprio (born May 10, 1966) is the General Treasurer - elect of Rhode Island. ...

SD: Vern Larson (R)
TN: Dale Sims (D)
TX: Susan Combs (R)*
UT: Edward Alter (R)
VA: Braxton Powell (D)
VT: Jeb Spaulding (D)
WA: Michael J. Murphy (D)
WI: Dawn Sass (D)
WV: John Perdue (D)
WY: Joe Meyer (R) Vernon L. Larson is South Dakota State Treasurer. ... (unaffiliated) State Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Virginia A 24-year veteran with the Virginia Department of the Treasury, J. Braxton Powell was appointed Treasurer of Virginia by Governor Tim Kaine in January 2006. ... Dawn Marie Sass (born 1959 in Wisconsin) is the current Treasurer of Wisconsin. ... Joe Meyer was an American basketball coach. ...

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Bill Lockyer - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General (552 words)
Lockyer draws upon his 25 years as a state legislator in enforcing California laws and pursuing justice.
Lockyer's no-nonsense approach to solving crimes and stopping criminals includes an exponential increase in the use of DNA technology.
Lockyer initiated a number of new crime-curbing measures such as inspecting nursing homes for high quality of care, breaking the cycle of violence by reducing children's exposure to violence, and offering mediation services for communities in conflict.
Bill Lockyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (987 words)
Lockyer achieved some notoriety for saying, about Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, at a May 2001 press conference, "I would love to personally escort Lay to an 8-by-10 cell that he could share with a tattooed dude who says, 'Hi, my name is Spike, honey.'" The Cato Institute condemned the statement as supporting prison rape.
Recently, Lockyer has been giving annual speeches to the California YMCA Youth and Government meeting in Sacramento, in which 10th through 12th graders travel to the capitol to learn about their state's government, and take part in interactive government-related activities.
Lockyer continues working to protect the people’s personal, civil and economic rights, thus furthering the goal that no one is denied the tremendous opportunities promised by the California Dream.
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