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California Governor Brown Mobilizes National Guard Personnel to Combat Transnational Crime Within the State, Along the Coast and at the Border

SACRAMENTO – Following through on his commitment to fight transnational crime, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the state will mobilize up to 400 California National Guard personnel to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers – within the state, along the coast and at the U.S.-Mexico border – after securing the federal government's commitment this week to fund the mission. The personnel will supplement the staffing of the Guard’s ongoing program, which includes 250 members statewide – 55 of whom are currently supporting counterdrug work...

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Earth Day

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Earth Day

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 22, 2018 as “Earth Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION In 1992, some 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority...

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring John Muir Day

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring John Muir Day

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 21, 2018 as “John Muir Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John...

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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.