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Governor Brown Hosts 87th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown hosted the 87th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this evening on the West Steps of the State Capitol. “During this very special and holy season, we remember our friends and our blessings but we also take into account those who have suffered losses, particularly those who have lost so many loved ones in the fires in California, our firefighters and the other first responders,” said Governor Brown. Governor Brown and First Lady with Kiran Dong at the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year, the...

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Governor Brown Appoints 13 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 13 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 13 California superior court judges, which include: one in Alameda County; one in Contra Costa County; three in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County; two in Sacramento County; three in...

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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 nearly 3 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.