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Jerry Brown

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

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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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He spent 39 years behind bars for two murders he didn't commit. Gov. Jerry Brown just pardoned him

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday pardoned a 70-year-old man who spent nearly four decades in custody for two murders that police and prosecutors now say he didn't commit.
L.A. Times

California Gov. Jerry Brown pardons man who wrongly served nearly 40 years in prison

L.A. Times

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What do the past week's elections portend for the Democratic Party in 2018? And is Gavin Newsom really the front-runner to replace Gov. Jerry Brown? Hashing over those questions are KPIX 5's Phil..
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California governor pardons man following advanced DNA test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is pardoning a man convicted of a 1978 double murder that included a child after modern DNA tests suggested he was probably innocent. The..
Seattle Times

HP CEO Meg Whitman Announces She’ll Step Down in 2018

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Hewlett Packard announced on Tuesday Chief Executive Meg Whitman is stepping down from her post in early 2018, after six years at the helm. HP President Antonio Neri will succeed her as the..
The Wrap

Meg Whitman, one of Silicon Valley's most well-known execs, is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

meg whitman, one of silicon valley's most well-known execs, is stepping down from the ceo job at hewlett packard enterprise (hpe)
· *HPE CEO Meg Whitman is stepping down in Frebuary 2018.* · *She will be replaced as CEO by Antonio Neri, current President of HPE.* · *Whitman, who joined HPE predecessor Hewlett-Packard in..
Business Insider

WaPo: Nations Bypass Trump to Work Agenda With Blue States

The Washington Post reported some foreign nations are bypassing Washington to court California Gov. Jerry Brown and like-minded Democratic leaders in U.S. cities to establish relations.

Local congressmen outraged that Trump provides no money for fire relief

Stunned that a White House request for $44 billion in disaster relief funds didn’t include a penny for fire victims in Northern California, two North Bay congressman Saturday delivered a strong..

California May Reach Its Renewable Energy Goal 10 Years Early

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law in 2015 that gave the state until 2030 to have 50 percent of its electricity come from renewable energy. A new report released this month shows the state may reach or..

America is Too Big, Like Going to a Restaurant with 20 Friends

Via The Daily Bell Have you ever tried to go out to dinner with a party of 20? This is a group of people with presumably the same core value: you all want to have dinner with some friends. So..
Zero Hedge

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Native American Activists He’d Like To Put Them ‘In The Ground’

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