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Jerry Brown

Democratic

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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic Secretary of State 3234788 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic Governor 3131648 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic Governor 3878812 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic Senate1 3494968 Loss
11-07-2006 Democratic Attorney General 4756184 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic Governor 5428458 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic Governor 4388368 Win
Website: www.gov.ca.gov
 

Candidate Biography:

Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Born: April 7, 1938 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Anne Gust (m. 2005)*
Family: Son of Governor Pat Brown and Brother of Kathleen Brown

1967: Helped found the California Peace Slate
1969-1970: Member, Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees
1976: Primary Candidate for President (Won; 59%)*
1980: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 4%)
1992: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 40.18%)
1998-2006: Mayor, City of Oakland
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention (Delegation Chair)

  • NOTABLE HISTORY: Brown is California's longest-serving Governor, California's oldest Governor, the only California Governor elected to non-consecutive terms, and in June 2011, Brown became the only California Governor to veto a State Budget.
  • Not Younget Governor: Although there have been a number of articles claiming that Brown was California's youngest Governor (at age 36), J. Neely Johnson was in fact the youngest (at 30).  
  • 1976 Campaign: Although he won California, Brown did not win enough states to secure the Democratic nomination. 
  • In 1977, Brown was the target of an attempted recall led by Patricia Dolbeare. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot. In 1979, Brown was the target of two attempted recalls led by Frank James Compton and Cecil Gibson. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot. In 1980, Brown was the target of two attempted recalls both led Cecil Gibson. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot. In 2009, Brown was the target of two attempted recalls led by Issac Park Yonker. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot. In 2012, Brown was the target of two attempted recalls led by Edgar Origel and James D. Smith. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot. In 2013, Brown was the target of an attempted recall led by James D. Smith. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot. In 2015, Brown was the target of an attempted recall led by Lauren Stephens. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • Anne Gust Brown was a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Source: California Blue Book (1971, 1975)
Source: "Complete List of Recall Attempts" by the California Secretary of State (Accessed 2/14/2011)

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