March 17, 2001 |
Mayor Jerry Brown made it official Friday, filing his candidate intention statement for next year's mayoral election. The former two-term California governor, who was elected Oakland mayor in June 1998, read a statement as his official notice of candidacy was filed at City Hall. He said he will continue to focus on jobs, crime reduction, education and civic creativity. "Oakland is a city where many visions have their home," he said.
September 4, 1991 |
Given the twist-of-Zen politics Jerry Brown practices, maybe it made sense that he dropped out of the running for the U. S. Senate before he ever formally entered the race. But as California's ranking political dervish set off for the presidency without comment Tuesday, it was left to others to ponder the impact. Brown's departure, announced in a letter to his supporters, drew groans from state Republicans who had counted on him as the next best thing to the return of Michael S.
September 3, 1987 |
Former California Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr. will emerge from his reclusion to be a television commentator during Pope John Paul II's visit to San Francisco, ABC-owned KGO-TV Channel 7 announced this week. Brown was selected along with several religious experts because he was once a Catholic seminarian, news director Harry Fuller said. The one-time presidential candidate will be paid for his work, but Fuller would not say how much.
June 26, 1998 |
Supporters of Mayor-elect Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. collected more than 52,000 signatures--nearly twice as many as needed--in an effort to put a strong-mayor proposal on the November ballot. On Thursday, Brown's supporters turned in the petition signatures, which must be verified by Alameda County election officials. Oakland's mayor currently serves as a member of the City Council, with the appointed city manager wielding much of the day-to-day authority.