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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Attorney General

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Steven C. Bailey

Retired California Judge
1,614,150 votes (24.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restore the rule of law and enforce the law fairly and equally for all persons
  • Reverse past soft-on-crime policies that have led to a rise in crime across California
  • Stop the continued dismantlement of California's criminal justice and public safety institutions such as the 'sanctuary state' charade and the elimination of cash bail



Profession:Retired Superior Court Judge
Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of California — Elected position (2009–2017)


Lincoln Law School J.D. (1987)
Sacramento State Bachelor's, Government (1978)



Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) was elected twice and served 8 ½ years in the Superior Court of El Dorado

County. He recently retired from the bench to run full time for California’s Attorney General in 2018.

California is well served by Steven Bailey’s professionalism, vast legal knowledge, and experience on the

bench. His very diverse caseload included criminal, domestic violence, mental illness, family law, human

trafficking and elder abuse, as well as juvenile criminal and dependency cases. Understanding the plight

of our veterans in the criminal justice system, he brought Veterans Court to El Dorado County. He saw

the effect of drug use in children and adults and the impact on local communities from realignment (AB

109) and Proposition 47. Bailey understands the many issues that our state’s chief law officer oversees

and handles.

Bailey has an astute and clear understanding of the legislative process gained from serving for nearly 8

years as the Deputy Director (in charge of Legislation) for the Department of Social Services under

Governor George Deukmejian. Prior to taking the bench, he had a successful law practice for 18 years.

Bailey’s father, Richard, instilled in him a call to serve: as a young man, the Boy Scouts; as a young adult,

the US Marine Corps Reserves; and as a Judge. Born and raised in our state and with his deep

appreciation of history, Bailey understands California and is ready to serve as Attorney General. He has

been married to Kathleen for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $566,120

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

Steven C. Bailey
Employees of BP
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Employees of WSJ Properties
Jelly Belly Candy Company and employees

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.54%
Maryland 1.98%
Virginia 0.19%
Nevada 0.13%
Other 0.16%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.52%)
Small contributions (5.48%)

By Type:

From organizations (28.53%)
From individuals (71.47%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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