He graduated from La Sierra University in Riverside and worked as an aide in Congressman Jerry Pettis’ Washington, D.C. office while studying Public Administration at American University. Emmerson moved back to California and joined the staff of the Assembly Minority Leader W. Craig Biddle, where he worked from 1969 to 1974 while also continuing his post graduate studies at California State University, Sacramento.
Emmerson then enrolled in The School of Dentistry of Loma Linda University. Upon graduating with his D.D.S. (1980) and M.S. (1982) degrees, Dr. Emmerson embarked upon a successful 22 years orthodontic practice in Hemet before entering politics.
Emmerson helped establish the dental hygiene program at Riverside Community College and to rehabilitate Redlands Fire Station 1, and served on the alumni association of Loma Linda University. He is currently active in the Kiwanis Club of Redlands and as a volunteer with the Redlands Bicycle Classic.
Bill and his wife, Nan, have two daughters, Kate and Caroline.
SENATOR BILL EMMERSON IS NAMED "LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR" FOR 2010 BY CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE.
Oct 26, 2010; SACRAMENTO, CA -- The following information was released by California State Senator Bill Emmerson: The California Small Business...