NPC Headliners Newsmaker: California Governor Jerry Brown
April 17, 2018 8:30 AM
Location: Zenger Room
This event is open only to members of The National Press Club and credentialed press.
Between the battle over border security and illegal immigration, the push to legalize marijuana, and the effort to combat climate change, the State of California seems to be constantly at odds with the agenda of the Trump Administration. For California Governor Jerry Brown, a man known for embracing the political “canoe theory” - the idea that if one paddles a little on the left and a little on the right one can steer safely down the political middle – this is not comfortable territory.
Now in the final year of his historic fourth term in office and with the distinction of being the longest-serving governor in U.S. history, Governor Brown will join National Press Club President Andrea Edney to discuss how California has changed under his leadership and the challenges facing his successor at a National Press Club Headliners event on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room.
This news conference is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club free of charge, however registration is required.
A California native and son of the state’s 32nd Governor Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown Sr., Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown Jr.’s life in state politics began back in 1969 when he was elected Trustee for the Los Angeles Community College District. In 1970 he was elected the 23rd Secretary of State of California, and went on to serve his first two terms as Governor in 1974 and 1978. Brown declined to run for a third term in 1982, opting instead for an unsuccessful bid for US Senate. He served as Chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1989-1991 before returning to elected office as Mayor of Oakland in 1998 and then California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected Governor again in 2010 and reelected in 2014.
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