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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 20

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Bill Quirk

105,848 votes (77.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reducing California's and the world's greenhouse gas footprint in a way that strengthens our economy.
  • Increasing funding for and and improving our educational outcomes at all levels.
  • Making it easier for businesses to start, grow, and stay in California.



Profession:Assembly Member
Assembly Member, District 20, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012–current)
Council Member, Hayward City Council — Elected position (2004–2012)
Physicist: Climate Science, Expert on Foreign Nuclear Weapon Programs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1979–2005)
Library Commissioner, Hayward Public Library Commission — Appointed position (1997–2004)
Corporate Planner, Amdahl, Sunnyvale (1978–1979)
Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company (1977–1978)
Astrophysicist, Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York City (1972–1977)


Columbia University in the City of New York Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Astrophysics (1970)
Columbia Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Applied Physics (1967)
Columbia Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Applied Physics (1967)

Community Activities

Member and Committee Chair, Hayward Rotary (2005–current)
Member and Past President, Friends of the Hayward Library (1990–current)
Member, Hayward Area Historical Society (2012–current)
Member, Hayward Chamber of Commerce (1991–current)
Member, Hayward Democratic Club (1988–current)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $690,089

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California State Association of Electrical Workers
California State Council of Laborers
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
California State Pipe Trades Council

More information about contributions

By State:

California 80.10%
District of Columbia 4.63%
Texas 2.09%
Florida 1.86%
Other 11.32%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.82%)
Small contributions (0.18%)

By Type:

From organizations (90.66%)
From individuals (9.34%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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