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.
July 11, 1993
With all due respect to Jan Krajewski (obituary, June 15), a World War II hero and successful businessman, and knowing he would want to set the record straight, Krajewski knew that I was the originator of the (800) CITIZEN number, which is why he never accepted authorship of Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.'s 800 number idea. I presented the 800 number idea to Jody Evans, Brown's presidential campaign manager, on Oct. 18, 1991. My 800 number idea, part of a broad-based citizen involvement strategy that I proposed to the Brown campaign, was finally used by them in their last fund-raising pitch.