Bill Berryhill

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Bill Berryhill
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 26th district
In office
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Preceded by Greg Aghazarian
Succeeded by Connie Conway
Personal details
Born William Ronald Berryhill
(1958-03-18) March 18, 1958 (age 59)
Ceres, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Triana Berryhill
Relations Clare Berryhill (father)
Tom Berryhill (brother)
Mike Berryhill (cousin)
Residence Stockton, California
Alma mater Butte College
Profession Farmer

William Ronald "Bill" Berryhill (born March 18, 1958[1]) is an American farmer and politician.

He represented the 26th district in the California State Assembly, encompassing parts of California's Central Valley.

In 2008 Bill Berryhill was found guilty of money laundering by surreptitiously passing $40,000 to his brother Tom's election campaign thus by passing the California donation limit of $3,600.[2][3][4]

In 2012, he was the Republican nominee for the California state Senate, losing to Democrat Cathleen Galgiani by a 51% to 49% margin.[5] He currently lives in Stockton with his wife Triana and his three children.

The Berryhills are a prominent Republican political family in California. Bill's father, the late Clare Berryhill, served in both houses of the State Legislature, and also served as director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

His brother, Tom, has served in the Assembly for the neighboring 25th district since 2006. The Berryhills are the first brothers to serve concurrently in the California Legislature in almost 60 years.

His first cousin Mike Berryhill was the 2010 Republican nominee for California's 18th congressional district.


  1. ^ Assembly Member Bill Berryhill[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^, $40,000 fines upheld against Sen. Tom Berryhill for laundering money by Patrick McGreevy, April 24, 2014, [2]
  4. ^ | State lawmaker brothers accused of money laundering | Lance Williams | November 21, 2012 | [3]
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 

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