At 36, Brown was elected to his first term as governor of California in 1974, making him the youngest California governor in 111 years. [126], By September 2018, Brown had granted more than 1,100 pardons since returning to office in 2011; more pardons than any California governor in recent history. It was not until shortly after Super Tuesday, when the field had been narrowed to Brown, former Senator Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts, and front-runner then-Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas, that Brown began to emerge as a major contender in the eyes of the press. On the subject of the 1979 energy crisis, Brown decried the "Faustian bargain" that he claimed Carter had entered into with the oil industry, and declared that he would greatly increase federal funding of research into solar power. Governor Brown then authorized a massive response to the infestation. [15] The American Conservative later noted he was "much more of a fiscal conservative than Governor Reagan". [120], In October 2015, Brown signed off the California End of Life Option Act allowing residents of California who fulfilled strict criteria to exercise the right to die by accessing medical aid in dying. Although ineligible to practice law because of his voluntary inactive status in the State Bar of California from January 1, 1997, to May 1, 2003, he was nevertheless still admitted to practice. Latest Blog Entry 2010 – 2011 Game Schedule. ", "Educating Oakland: Jerry Brown Re-Invents Himself as Mayor of Oakland", "Jerry Brown is ex-mayor, not Gov. On dwarfism: Clinton Brown III of FAR FROM THE TREE by Andrew Solomon - Duration: 3:34. He "seemed to be the most left-wing and right-wing man in the field ... [calling] for term limits, a flat tax, reforming social security, and the abolition of the Department of Education". [41] Brown completed his second term having appointed a total of five gay judges, including Rand Schrader and Jerold Krieger. 8, at a glance", "California high court upholds same-sex marriage ban", "N:\Katharine Van Dusen\Civil\Perry v Schwarzenegger 09-2292\Findings\FF & CL FINAL.wpd", "Attorney general candidates offer differing visions of post", "The Anti-Governor: Jerry Brown wants to be governor of California again", Endorsements: Jerry Brown best pick for governor, "Chronicle Recommends Jerry Brown for Governor; A vote for experience over a big leap of faith", "Mercury News editorial: Jerry Brown is the right choice for governor", Whitman, Brown In The Hot Seat Over Negative Ads, Brown, Whitman Challenged to Pull Negative Ads in California Governor Race, "How Jerry Brown got back in the governor's saddle", "Calif. law distances protesters from funerals", "Prop. The plan will regulate local agencies and also implement management plans to achieve water sustainability within 20 years.[116]. [69] The downtown district was losing retailers, restaurateurs and residential developers, and Brown sought to attract thousands of new residents with disposable income to revitalize the area. [80] In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, Brown's eligibility to run for attorney general was challenged in what Brown called a "political stunt by a Republican office seeker" (Contra Costa County Republican Central Committee chairman and state GOP vice-chair candidate Tom Del Beccaro). During the sign off he took the unusual step of adding a personal message indicating his dilemma regarding the consideration of the ethical issues involved and stating that he felt unable to deny the right of choice to others.[121][122].

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