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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Juneteenth Day of Observance

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, June 16, 2018 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A day of observance” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION On September 22, 1862, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, officially ending slavery in the United States of America. It took three more years of war to defeat the upholders of that evil institution, and the toil of generations to erase its awful legacy. Each year, we celebrate the day known as “Juneteenth” as the true anniversary of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Terrence O’Brien, 68, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor for forests in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. O’Brien served in several positions at the California...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brian Kelley, 44, of West Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy of the Offender Investigations and Screening Division at the Board of Parole Hearings, where he has been acting...

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Governor Brown Appoints Court of Appeal Justice

Governor Brown Appoints Court of Appeal Justice

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Justice Peter J. Siggins as presiding justice, Division Three of the First District Court of Appeal. First District Court of Appeal Peter J. Siggins, 62, of San Rafael, has been appointed...

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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.