An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents

On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.

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We Need Your Help

When I was elected in 2010, I found a prison system bursting at the seams, zero rehabilitation and a shocking recidivism rate approaching 70%. The penal code, littered with thousands of provisions, had become utterly counterproductive and a far cry from a fair and effective system of criminal justice.

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Gov. Brown to seek November ballot initiative to relax mandatory prison sentences

By John Myers - Los Angeles Times

Almost four decades after he signed a law mandating strict sentences for the most serious crimes, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday moved to ease its effect, proposing inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses be given a chance at early release.

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Jerry Brown surges ahead with the 'non-campaign' campaign

By Carla Marinucci - San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Jerry Brown has $22 million in the bank and a 21-point lead in the polls, but as he seeks a historic fourth term, he's conducting one of the most unusual re-election campaigns ever witnessed by state voters - one in which he hasn't starred in a single TV or radio spot, campaign mailer, or Web video.

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California’s Brown Turns Foes to Friends in No. 1 Economy

By Michael B. Marois - Bloomberg Businessweek 

By the time Jerry Brown returned to the California governor’s office for a third term, he had as Oakland’s mayor eschewed affordable housing for $1 billion in downtown development and as attorney general sued the biggest U.S. mortgage lender for stoking the financial crisis.

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Sacramento Bee Voter Guide

The Sacramento Bee’s Voter Guide published on May 11, 2014 stated that Gov. Jerry Brown “declined to respond to questions posed to the Candidates." In fact, Brown offered to answer all six of the questions featured in the voter guide.

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With Eye on Re-election, Brown Pushes Rainy-Day Fund


SACRAMENTO — After overcoming years of fiscal dysfunction that stemmed in part from an antitax ballot referendum, Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to call California voters to the ballot again — this time to approve a constitutional amendment requiring that surpluses be used to pay down municipal debt and create an emergency fund.

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Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating climbs to high of 59%, poll finds

By Melanie Mason - Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO -- Nearly 60% of registered voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown's job performance, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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To My Fellow Citizens of California

To my fellow citizens of California:

Four years ago, I asked that you support my candidacy for governor based on my bringing an “insider’s knowledge but an outsider’s mind” to fix the budget breakdown and overcome Sacramento’s poisonous partisanship. Now, four years later, a $27 billion deficit has become a surplus and our credit rating and public confidence are rising. State budgets are not only balanced but they are on time and free of the rancor of past years.

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Jerry Brown, version 2.0: 'California's the healthiest it's been in a decade'

Rory Carroll - 

Once known for his ambition and environmentalism, the governor has stabilised California's economy and embraced pragmatism.

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