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Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn in Lake, Siskiyou, Shasta, Mendocino and Napa counties. There are 15 major fires currently burning in California that have destroyed homes and infrastructure and continue to threaten communities. More than 13,000 firefighters from California, 17 other states, Australia and New Zealand are working the front lines of wildfires statewide. The executive order includes provisions that: Expedite...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tamma Adamek, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed as assistant director of media and external relations for the Complete Count Census. Adamek has been deputy director of...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Kirk Griess: “Today we mourn the loss of a father of three – Officer Griess – who lost his life while protecting his...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Hunter Anglea, 58, of Janesville, has been appointed warden at Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown, where he has been acting warden since 2017 and was chief deputy administrator in...

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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 2.7 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.