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Bill Lockyer's background

A brief biography of the candidate for California treasurer

May 26, 2010

Bill Lockyer

Party: Democratic

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.

Platform: Press for balanced state budget, invest in green economy, lower interest rates state pays to Wall Street, invest assets effectively.

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