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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaCandidato para Distrito 20

Photo de Bill Quirk

Bill Quirk

Miembro de la asamblea
114,001 votos (74.3%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Reducir la huella de los gases de efecto invernadero de California y el mundo de una manera que fortalezca nuestra economía.
  • Aumentar el financiamiento para los resultados educativos en todos los niveles y mejorarlos.
  • Facilitar el ambiente para que los negocios comiencen, crezcan y se mantengan en California.



Profesión:Miembro de la asamblea
Miembro del Concejo, Concejo de la Ciudad de Hayward — Cargo elegido (2004–2012)
Físico: Ciencias Climáticas, experto en programas extranjeros de armas nucl, Laboratorio Nacional Lawrence Livermore (1979–2005)
Comisionado de bibliotecas, Comisión de Bibliotecas Públicas de Hayward — Cargo designado (1997–2004)
Planificador empresarial, Amdahl, Sunnyvale (1978–1979)
Consultor administrativo, McKinsey and Company (1977–1978)
Astrofísico, Instituto Goddard de Estudios Espaciales de la NASA, ciudad de Nueva York (1972–1977)


California Institute of Technology Beca de investigación de posdoctorado, Astrofísica: Galaxias, cuásares y formación de estrellas (1972)
Columbia University Doctorado en, Astrofísica: Simulaciones computacionales de la evolución de las galaxias (1970)
Columbia University Licenciatura en, Física Aplicada (1967)


As the oldest of seven children growing up near Boston, Bill started taking responsibility at an early age. Bill excelled in school and became an Eagle Scout.

After earning his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia at the age of 24, Bill joined NASA as a research scientist and supervised one of the first studies of climate change: the Goddard Institute Climate Model.

From there, Bill worked in the computer industry in Silicon Valley before settling into a career at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL).  Teaching physics at Columbia, Caltech and UC Davis helped Bill formulate his lifelong interest in education.

Bill has a strong record of public service, beginning with his tenure as PTA president while his children attended Hayward public schools. Since moving to Hayward in 1978, Bill served the community as President of Hayward Friends of the Library and Chair, Hayward Library Commission. He is a Member of Hayward Rotary, Hayward Area Historical Society.

Bill served from 2004-12 on the Hayward City Council. While on the Council, Bill served on the Board of Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, and the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency. While on the city council, Bill has been dedicated to revitalizing Hayward through promoting jobs and safe and clean neighborhoods.

In the assembly, Bill has stressed simplifying regulations and streamlining the regulatory processes for individuals and businesses while still protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. He is dedicated to achieving the greenhouse reduction values of AB32 in a way that achieves affordable and reliable energy.

Bill on Assembly Public Safety committee and has served as chair. In this role, he was dedicated to reducing the crime rate in California by reducing the recidivism rate and improving methods of policing.

Bill has been a union member for 30 years and has served on the board of CWA local 9119, which has over 10,000 members at all the University of California Campuses.

Bill and his wife Laurel moved to the Hayward area in 1978 and have been married for over 42 years. They raised two children who attended Hayward public schools and the University of California.



¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?


Dinero total recaudado: $678,489

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

SEIU Local 1021
California State Council of Laborers
SEIU California
IBEW Local 595
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

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Por estado:

California 90.30%
District of Columbia 1.89%
Maryland 1.28%
Texas 1.17%
Other 5.36%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (99.73%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (0.27%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (88.65%)
De individuos (11.35%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

 I am proud to be your locally elected Assemblymember in Sacramento. I have successfully fought for increased funding for public schools, colleges, and universities to better prepare Californians to compete for 21st Century jobs.  I have passed legislation to reduce red tape and make it easier for businesses to start, grow, and stay in California.  And I have supported local fire and police services by stopping state raids on local government funds.  I am honored to have the endorsement of hundreds of local elected and community leaders, and a broad coalition of organizations representing nurses, firefighters, teachers, police officers, environmentalists, business leaders and working families.  As the only scientist in the State Assembly, I am applying my technical and analytical expertise in Sacramento to resolve some of California’s most complex problems.  I am a leader on energy and environmental issues, particularly in strictly regulating fracking and fighting climate change.  As Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, I am working for safer communities, improving the Amber Alert system, and increasing protections for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault.  My goal is helping citizens, not special interests.  Please let me continue my fight this year to increase our grossly under-funded UC and Cal State higher education systems and push for better ways to prosecute criminals and protect victims.  Join teachers, nurses, firefighters, police officers, environmentalists, business leaders and local citizens in reelecting me, Bill Quirk, to continue serving you.  Thank you.

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