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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the.. Seattle Times
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers want to release more of the state’s oldest prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes. The two bills sent to.. Seattle Times
A deal inked Friday will link Ontario, Quebec and California in the world’s second-largest carbon market. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his province is “living proof” that carbon pricing.. Source: Canadian Press - Affiliate -
Sep.21 -- California Governor Brown and Michael Bloomberg, co-chairs of America’s Pledge, joined UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra and other.. Source: Bloomberg Global Business -
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she was disappointed by a tweet from Conservative MP Gerry Ritz referring to her as a “climate Barbie.” McKenna says she would rather discuss her work.. Source: Canadian Press - Affiliate -
After Tuesday's deadly 7.1 earthquake in Mexico, Californians are wondering if they're ready for "the big one." But according to NBC News, the state government says, probably not. California Governor.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
After Tuesday's deadly 7.1 earthquake in Mexico, Californians are wondering if they're ready for "the big one." But according to NBC News, the state government says, probably not. California Governor.. Source: Wochit News -
You wouldn’t expect to see the leader of California’s campaign watchdog agency rooting for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto sweeping new disclosure rules for political donors. And yet, that’s where.. L.A. Times
Two presidential election bills are on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, sent to him by the Democratic Legislature. Both should be tossed in the trash.
No doubt I’m in the minority on this. These bills.. L.A. Times
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of.. SeattlePI.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s governor has overturned a parole board’s recommendation to release a man convicted of masterminding a 1984 armed robbery that resulted in the death of a Los.. Seattle Times
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's proposal to build two giant water tunnels (all times local): 12:15 p.m. California must now decide what's next for upgrading its water delivery system.. SeattlePI.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Governors and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are championing a 15-state coalition that's tackling environmental issues. New York's Andrew Cuomo, California's Jerry Brown.. SeattlePI.com Also reported by •Seattle Times
A week after state legislators sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills to address California's lack of affordable housing, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host two tours.. L.A. Times