California Attorney General

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    Steven C Bailey

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Birthplace (city) Yuba City
Residence (city) South Lake Tahoe
Campaign address 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 60
Education Law degree, Lincoln Law School, 1987; bachelor’s degree, government, CSU Sacramento, 1978.
Experience Superior Court Judge, El Dorado County, 2009-17; practicing attorney, criminal law specialist certified by State Bar Board of Specialization, 19 years; deputy director, legislation, Dept. of Social Services.
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I strongly support the death penalty as the last full measure of justice for the worst of the worst. I have worked on death penalty cases and I am aware that we need to strengthen the process by training lawyers who can handle appeals.
Age 62
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign telephone (213) 250-3400
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Education Law degree, Stanford University, 1984; bachelor's degree, economics, Stanford University, 1980; graduate, McClatchy High School, Sacramento, 1976.
Experience California Attorney General, 2017-present; member, U.S. Congress, 1992-2017; California State Assembly, 1990-92; Deputy Attorney General of California, 1987-90; Legal Assistance Corp. of Central Massachusetts, 1984-1987.
As the Attorney General of California, I have sworn to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the state. The death penalty is part of the Constitution.