The Legislature stepped up and made some very tough cuts todayCalif. lawmakers make deep budget cuts Mar 17, 2011
When you folks say, 'No. No vote. No plan. No,' that's not American. It's not acceptable, and it's not loyalty to CaliforniaCalif. governor wants tax referendum Feb 25, 2011
The conference committee today made some bold decisions and I commend their work and their willingness to face the tough challenges that this year's budget presentsCalifornia Democrats vote to cut programs Mar 04, 2011
It's going to be much, much worse if we cannot get the vote of the people and the tax extensionsCal. Gov.: It could get 'much, much worse' Mar 25, 2011
I'm not going to have these private meetings with the Republicans, because they have no one thing they wantGov. Brown to take tax measure to voters Apr 01, 2011
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician. Brown served as the 34th Governor of California (1975–1983), and is currently serving as the 39th California Governor (2011–present). He is the son of Pat Brown, the 32nd Governor of California (1959–1967).
Both before and after his first two terms as governor, Brown was elected to a number of state, local and party offices. Brown previously served as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (1969–1971), Secretary of State of California (1971–1975), chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989–1991), Mayor of Oakland (1999–2007) and Attorney General of California (2007–2011).
At the time of his election to a third, non-consecutive term as governor, on November 2, 2010, Brown was serving as the 31st Attorney General of California, an elected position. Brown was formally inaugurated as governor on January 3, 2011, the 28th anniversary of the end of his last term. During his first term (as California's 34th Governor), he was the sixth-youngest Governor of that state. Upon his inauguration as California's 39th Governor, he became its oldest serving governor. At the age of 73, Brown is also the oldest currently serving governor in the United States.