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Jerry Brown reports income, gifts, with tequila from Mexican president

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before the California YMCA Model Legislature in Sacramento Calif., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before the California YMCA Model Legislature in Sacramento Calif., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. AP

Gov. Jerry Brown took about $1,500 in non-travel related gifts last year, including $200 in tequila from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to a financial disclosure filed Monday.

Brown also accepted about $2,500 in travel payments, nearly all of which was for his trade mission to Mexico in July, according to his annual statement.

As in previous years, Brown reported sizable investments in real estate and retail interests. The fourth-term Democrat and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, reported more than $1 million in Madison Park Holdings Inc., a developer and real estate manager.

Gust Brown’s stock in Jack in the Box, the fast food company, decreased in value from more than $1 million in 2013 to between $100,000 and $1 million last year. Gust Brown, a former board member of the company, received gross income of more than $100,000 from the company.

The state does not require the disclosure of an investment’s exact value.

Brown’s other interests include $100,001 to $1 million in stock in Health Fusion Inc., a medical office software company, and $10,001 to $100,000 in Gap Inc., where Gust Brown was once an executive.

Brown also reported gross rental income of $10,001 to $100,000 from a property he owns in Oakland. The source of rent was Oaklandish, an apparel and accessories company.

The previous year, Brown reported income on the same property of less than $500.

Other than the tequila, most of the non-travel related gifts Brown took were for meals he attended.

Call David Siders, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1215. Follow him on Twitter @davidsiders.

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