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Bill Lockyer

William Westwood Lockyer is a retired American politician from California, who held elective office from 1973 to 2015, as State Treasurer of California, California Attorney General, and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate

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Bill Lockyer attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 1965. The following year, Bill Lockyer received a Teaching Credential from CSU in Hayward, then worked for his father's roofing company and as a fork-lift driver at Ward's before getting his first job with the Legislature on the staff of Assemblyman Robert W. Crown. In 1986, Bill Lockyer graduated with a J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Bill Lockyer began his own political career as a School Board member of the San Leandro Unified School District, as chair of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, and California coordinator of Senator George McGovern's 1972 campaign for the Presidency.

Bill Lockyer first won a State Assembly seat in a Special Election of September 4, 1973, following the accidental death of his political mentor, Bay Area Assemblyman Robert W. Crown. He served in the legislature for the next twenty-five years, more than half that time in the state senate, where, in 1994, he was chosen by his peers to be President Pro Tem, the most powerful position of the upper legislative house.

In his spare time, Bill Lockyer attended law school classes in Sacramento and received a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

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February 1, 2021

The Biden Presidency and Hate Crimes

President Joe Biden launched his campaign after watching a 2019 speech delivered by then-President Donald Trump regarding violence at a white nationalist rally. The line of Trump’s speech that incited Biden to action was that there existed “very fine people on both sides.” One protester of the racist rally had died, explains Bill Lockyer. While […]

January 12, 2021

Bill Lockyer And The Effects of COVID on The Economy

 Bill Lockyer realizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every single person, village, city, state, and country throughout the world and California is no different. As the former state treasurer of California, Bill Lockyer is analyzing how the California economy has been affected by the virus so far. The California Health Care System […]

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January 10, 2021

Bill Lockyer and the effects of COVID on the Economy

SAN FRANCISCO—Bill Lockyer realizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every single person, village, city, state, and country throughout the world and California is no different. As the former state treasurer of California, Bill Lockyer is analyzing how the California economy has been affected by the virus so far. The California Health […]

December 22, 2020

Bill Lockyer Discusses How Treasury Departments Can Impact the Education Gap

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, June 10, 2020 /– In 2020, the average cost of in-state tuition for a four-year public college is $21,950 per year. For a private university, the average cost is $49,879 annually. Bill Lockyer Speaks Out About The Price of Higher Education These prices are staggering compared to costs even just ten years […]

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