|39th Governor of California|
From: January 3, 2011 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|34th Governor of California|
From: January 6, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. is the current Governor of the State of California. This is his second time (non-consecutive) in the office of Governor of California; the first being as its 34th governor from 1975 - 1983. He has also served as California Attorney General, and was the mayor of Oakland, California.
Brown was born in San Francisco, California on April 7, 1938, the only son of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr., a lawyer and politician who also became the governor and attorney general of California prior to his son.
Jerry Brown graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1955. He completed his freshman year at the University of Santa Clara then attended Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary from 1956 to 1960. He received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1964.
Brown unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for President in 1976, 1980, and 1992.
- 1971 - 1975 - California Secretary of State.
- 1975 - 1983 - Governor of California.
- 1998 - 2006 - Mayor of Oakland, California.
- 2007 - 2011 - Attorney General of California.
- 2011–present - Governor of California.
Tenure as governor
Brown is a liberal. On September 30, 2016, he signed a bill into law that makes it illegal to distribute audio or video recordings with healthcare (aka abortion) providers without their consent, something which is potentially unconstitutional.
- Berry, Susan (October 1, 2016). Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Criminalizing Journalists Who Distribute Recordings of Abortion Providers. Breitbart. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Richardson, Bradford (September 30, 2016). California enacts law penalizing secret recordings at Planned Parenthood. The Washington TImes. Retrieved October 1, 2016.