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.
To the editor: Jerry Brown is not only America’s best and most experienced governor, but as his deft negotiations to extend California’s cap-and-trade program show, he also remains very healthy and.. L.A. Times
Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural scenery was shrouded in smoke from the nearby Detwiler Fire on July 18.The Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, California, grew to 70,000 acres on July 20... Source: Storyful Studio -
The Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, California, grew to 70,000 acres on July 20, as the flames grew unexpectedly overnight.According to Cal Fire, 45 structures have been destroyed and almost 4,000.. Source: Storyful Studio -
The Detwiler Fire, burning in Mariposa County, California, grew from 25,000 acres to more than 45,000 acres from Tuesday night into Wednesday, July 19. More than 4,000 residents have had to evacuate,.. Source: Rumble -
California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Brian Brady is an ideological libertarian and a registered Republican for 33 years. He has been active in conservative politics in three different states. He's volunteered.. Zero Hedge
Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last.. L.A. Times
In California, where Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is an outspoken leader in the global fight against climate change, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District now is waging a very public.. SeattlePI.com
One particular message to the agriculture industry was simple: You want Gov. Jerry Brown to be a friend or an enemy the rest of his term?
Friends will support his climate change legislation, it was.. L.A. Times
· *California passed a bill Monday extending its successful "cap-and-trade" program to limit greenhouse gases.*
· *Environmental groups are divided over the bill that Governor Jerry Brown touts as a.. Business Insider
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a tribal-state gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria, a big step in the tribe’s effort to build a casino resort in Elk Grove. The compact was signed Wednesday by Brown,.. bizjournals
The almond, pecan, walnut and pistachio were each officially declared California’s state nut when Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the declaration into law.
Botanically speaking, the nuts are.. L.A. Times