Occupation: State treasurer
Age: 69, born in Oakland
City of residence: Hayward
Personal: Married, two children
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, UC Berkeley; law degree, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Career highlights: Elected to Assembly in 1973, state Senate in 1982; was later Senate leader. Elected attorney general in 1998. Elected state treasurer in 2006.