Jerry Brown enters governor’s race on Tuesday
March 1, 2010
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is expected to formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday. [Los Angeles Times]
Brown, 71, previously served as governor from 1974 to 1982, but is eligible to run for office again because today’s term limits were not in effect when Brown first served in Sacramento. The Democratic political veteran does not expect any serious primary challenge and will likely face EBay executive Meg Whitman in the November election.
Brown carries a significant political resume, including two terms as the mayor of Oakland, secretary of state for California, and state Democratic Party chairman. However, he also lost a Senate race to Pete Wilson in 1982 and waged three failed Presidential bids.