William Westwood "Bill" Lockyer (born May 8, 1941) is a veteran California politician, who has held elective office since 1973. He is currently the 32nd State Treasurer of California, elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He has also served as California Attorney General and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate. Described by journalistic observers as one of the state's most "colorful" and "shrewdest" public officials, he has long been known to speak his mind with an uncommon frankness, as well as what one critic called a "highfalutin, professorial air", that has occasionally caused him political embarrassment.
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... Three of Lockyer's predecessors as State Treasurer - Jesse Unruh, Kathleen Brown, and Phil Angelides - had lost gubernatorial campaigns, and Democratic pundits considered the ... Despite persistent rumors that Lockyer, who had earlier accumulated a $10 million political war chest, might be a "dark horse" possibility for Governor in 2010, he expressed no interest in mounting a campaign ... When asked about the possibility, Lockyer stated that he saw no chance of winning a primary election battle with former Governor Jerry Brown (his successor as Attorney General), who ...
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