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Jerry Brown

Born: April 7, 1938 (age 79) in San Francisco

Jerry Brown


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Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 39th Governor of California since 2011, having previously served as California's 34th Governor from 1975 to 1983.

Both before and after his original two terms as Governor, Brown served in numerous state, local and party positions and he has three times run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

The son of Pat Brown, who served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967, Jerry Brown began his political career as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees before serving as Secretary of State of California.

He was elected Governor in 1974 and ran in the 1976 Democratic presidential primaries, finishing a distant third in the convention vote, which was won by Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.

Brown was re-elected Governor in 1978 and ran again for President in 1980, challenging President Carter.

His candidacy did not gain traction and he withdrew having failed to carry a single state.

Brown declined to run for a third term in 1982, instead running for the United State Senate.

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A delay on cap-and-trade vote would be a victory for Donald Trump, Gov. Jerry Brown's office says

L.A. Times

Florida Just Became The Latest State To Abolish The 'Tampon Tax'

Florida just joined the growing list of states that have put an end to the so-called “tampon tax.”  Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law on Thursday making feminine hygiene products including..
Huffington Post

Videos for Jerry Brown

News video: Future Farmers Funding Saved In Latest California Budget Revision

Future Farmers Funding Saved In Latest California Budget Revision 01:37

The cut was meant to bolster community college, but an outcry from advocates changed that.
Source: CBS 13 Sacramento -

News video: Brown may be spending billions over spending limit

Brown may be spending billions over spending limit

That's according to a new report from the Legislative Analyst's Office. Now, a bipartisan group is asking Governor Jerry Brown to provide more details about the approximately $2 billion dollars.
Source: KSEE -

News video: California Granted Funds for Electric Transit Project

California Granted Funds for Electric Transit Project 00:37

According to the U.S. Transportation Department on Monday, funds will be granted for a project to electrify a transit project in northern California. Previously, the Department had withheld a $647..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Talking Politics: UC Probe / Comey's Botched Firing

Talking Politics: UC Probe / Comey's Botched Firing 07:32

Phil Matier and KPIX politics reporter Melissa Caen are joined by former S.F. mayor and California assembly speaker Willie Brown to analyze two of the week's big topics. (5-14-17)
Source: CBS 5 SF KPIX -

News video: Jerry Brown Withholds UC Money After Audit Reveals Secret Account

Jerry Brown Withholds UC Money After Audit Reveals Secret Account 02:14

Brown is withholding $50 million from the UC system after a state audit found administrators hid $175 million in a secret account while asking students for more tuition money.
Source: CBS 13 Sacramento -


Gov. Jerry Brown's budget team drops its hotly debated plans to redefine the state's spending limit

L.A. Times

Jerry Brown: Trump Won't 'Stand in the Way' of Climate Action

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is a political "realist" and will listen to other world leaders on climate change.

Gov. Brown talks up climate fight, says Trump may come around

Gov. Jerry Brown held up California as a leader in the fight against climate change, renewing a pledge Wednesday with representatives of the Netherlands to continuing cutting carbon emissions and..

After raising tuition, Cal State trustees grapple with smaller budget increase in governor's latest proposal

California State University’s Board of Trustees, which recently approved a controversial tuition hike, grappled Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, which takes away some..
L.A. Times

Gov. Brown's 'environmental justice' tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods

Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods and meet with activists who have criticized his administration..
L.A. Times

Legislative lawyers suggest Gov. Jerry Brown’s interpretation of a long-standing state spending limit is wrong

L.A. Times

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