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Gov. Jerry Brown, rallying Democrats ahead of this year’s elections, called on his state party Saturday to join him in a “crusade” against climate change, even as environmentalists amplified their growing frustration with the governor.
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Forty years after he first ran for governor and with a lifetime of politics behind him, Jerry Brown, now 75, strode into a dimly lit elections office Friday and filed paperwork one more time.
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It was the safest of political pronouncements – and a reprise of his campaign four years ago – when Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he will run for re-election.
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Gov. Jerry Brown raised $7.1 million for his re-election campaign in the second half of last year, he reported Friday, increasing his total to about $17 million by the end of December.
Gov. Jerry Brown has pursued two multibillion-dollar water and high-speed rail projects so aggressively in recent months that it loomed conspicuously how carefully he stepped to avoid the projects in his biggest speech of the year.
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Positioning himself in his State of the State address for a likely re-election bid this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday heralded a California “comeback” marked by budget surpluses and an improving economy.





Jerry Brown


Democrat

Birthdate: April 7, 1938

Education: Law degree, Yale Law School ; bachelor's degree in classics, University of California, Berkeley

Experience: California governor, 2011-present; Attorney general, 2007-2011; mayor of Oakland, 1999-2007; Chairman, the California Democratic Party, 1989-91; California governor, 1975-82; secretary of state, 1971-75; Los Angeles Community College trustee, 1969-70

Contact information: www.gov.ca.gov

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