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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: Eric L. Rood, 47, of Yuba City, has been appointed chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards at the California Department of Industrial Relations, where he has been acting...

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Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 36 pardons and 31 commutations. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences years...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria and the Torres Martinez Band of Desert Cahuilla Indians, as...

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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.