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California Governor Brown Meets with Canada Prime Minister Trudeau in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in San Francisco, where the two leaders pledged to expand cooperation on climate action, trade and criminal justice reform. “We've got a lot to do with Canada while our Washington government is temporarily missing in action. In terms of climate action, California and more than a dozen other [U.S.] states are taking real action. I'm looking forward to forging agreements with various provinces in Canada and particularly in zero-emission vehicles — electric cars, hydrogen cars,” said...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Moffitt, 37, of Davis, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, where she has served as deputy secretary since 2015. Moffitt...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Diane Wittenberg, 72, of Pasadena, has been reappointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission, where she has served since 2014. Wittenberg was executive director at...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's school shooting in Florida: “No student, no parent and no teacher should ever have to feel the terror and sadness so many experienced today in Florida. Our hearts are heavy with...

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About the Governor


Edmund G. Brown Jr. was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor in 1974 and 1978. After his governorship, Brown lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as California’s Democratic Party chairman and ran for president. Brown was elected Oakland Mayor in 1998 and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected Governor again in 2010 and reelected in 2014 to serve a historic fourth term. Under Brown, California has created more than 2.5 million new jobs, eliminated a $27 billion budget deficit and enacted sweeping environmental, public safety, immigration, health care, water, transportation, pension, education, housing and economic development reforms.