Edmund G. Brown Jr.Governor, State of California, USA

    Edmund G. Brown Jr. was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor in 1974 and 1978. Brown later 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 a historic fourth term. Under Brown, California – the world’s sixth-largest economy – continues to grow its economy faster than the rest of the U.S. while also advancing nation-leading climate goals. Brown signed landmark legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program and create a groundbreaking program to combat air pollution; establish the most ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction target in North America; set the nation’s toughest restrictions on super pollutants; and require the state to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Brown is building strong coalitions committed to curbing carbon pollution through the U.S. Climate Alliance, the Under2 Coalition and America’s Pledge.

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