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Encyclopedia > Governor of California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003

The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. Californias Republican Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and outgoing Democratic Governor Gray Davis (right) listen as Republican U.S. President George W. Bush (center) speaks to firefighters on November 4, 2003 in El Cajon, California. ... Californias Republican Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and outgoing Democratic Governor Gray Davis (right) listen as Republican U.S. President George W. Bush (center) speaks to firefighters on November 4, 2003 in El Cajon, California. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ...


The position was created in 1849, before California became a state. Previously, there had been six American military governors and numerous Mexican governors when California was part of the United Mexican States. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


The current governor is Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, who was elected on October 7, 2003 to complete recalled Democratic Governor Gray Davis's term, and reelected on November 7, 2006, defeating California State Treasurer Phil Angelides of the Democratic Party. His second term is scheduled to last until January 3, 2011. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... California State Treasurer Phil Angelides Philip Nicholas Phil Angelides (IPA: æn. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Gubernatorial powers

The governor has the power to veto bills from the California State Legislature. The Legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds majority vote in both the Assembly and the Senate. The governor can veto particular items from an appropriations bill while leaving others intact (see line-item veto). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... In government, the line-item veto is the power of an executive to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package. ...


Law-enforcement powers include the ability to grant pardons and commute sentences, as well as serving as the commander-in-chief of the state militia. In addition to calling the National Guard into active duty, the governor can call the California State Military Reserve to active duty to support the Guard. Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an army composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ... The California State Military Reserve is the state defense force of California . ...


The governor also has full membership and voting powers to the Regents of the University of California, the governing board of the University of California system, along with other elected officials, and a majority of members on the Regents of the University of California are appointed by the governor. The Regents of the University of California make up the governing board of the University of California. ... Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz UC Office of the President in Oakland The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ...


Gubernatorial elections and term of office

The current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Governors are elected by popular ballot and serve terms of four years, with a term limit of two terms. Governors take office on the first Monday after January 1 after their election. Image File history File linksMetadata Arnold_Schwarzenegger_2004-01-30. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Arnold_Schwarzenegger_2004-01-30. ... A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gubernatorial removal

There are two methods available to remove a governor before the expiration of the gubernatorial term of office.


Impeachment and removal by the legislature

The governor can be impeached for "misconduct in office" by the State Assembly and removed by a two-thirds vote of the State Senate. Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ...


Recall by the voters

Petitions signed by California voters equal in number to 12% of the last vote for the office of governor (with signatures from each of 5 counties equal in number to 1% of the last vote for governor in the county) can launch a gubernatorial recall election. The voters can then vote on whether or not to recall the incumbent governor, and on the same ballot, they can vote a potential replacement. If a majority of the voters in the election vote to recall the governor, then the person who gains a plurality of the votes in the replacement race will become governor. A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ...


Main article: 2003 California recall The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ...


The 2003 California recall began with a petition drive that successfully forced sitting Democratic Governor Gray Davis into a special recall election. It marked the first time in California's history that a governor faced a recall election. He was subsequently voted out of office, becoming just the second governor in U.S. history to be recalled. He was replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


Relationship with Lieutenant Governor of California

The Lieutenant Governor of California is elected at the same election, but not jointly as the running mate of the gubernatorial candidate. California has had a governor and a lieutenant governor of different parties 23 of the past 28 years (as of 2006), as has been the case since 2003 with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican) and current Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi (Democrat) and former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante (Democrat), from 1991-1999 with Governor Peter B. Wilson (Republican) and Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis (Democrat), from 1983-1991 with Governor George Deukmejian (Republican) and Lieutenant Governor Leo T. McCarthy (Democrat), and from 1979-1983 with Governor Jerry Brown (Democrat) and Lieutenant Governor Mike Curb (Republican). This occasionally becomes significant, as the California Constitution provides that all the powers of the governor fall to the lieutenant governor whenever the governor is not in the State of California, with the lieutenant governor often signing or vetoing legislation, or making political appointments, whenever the governor leaves the state. (The lieutenant governor is also the president of the California State Senate.) In practice, there is a gentlemen's agreement for the Lieutenant Governor not to perform more than perfunctory duties while the Governor is away from the state. This agreement was violated when Mike Curb was in office, as he signed several executive orders at odds with the Brown administration when Brown was out of the state. Court rulings have upheld the lieutenant governor's right to perform the duties of governor while out of the state. The Lieutenant Governor of California is a statewide constitutional officer elected separately from the Governor that serves as the vice-executive of California. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Raymond Garamendi (born January 24, 1945) is a U.S. politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Cruz Miguel Bustamante (born January 4, 1953) is an American politician. ... For others named Pete Wilson, see Peter Wilson. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. ... Leo Tarcissus McCarthy (born August 15, 1930) is a Democratic politician and businessman. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... Michael Curb (born December 24, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American musician, record company executive, race car owner (in both NASCAR and IRL), and politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 until 1983. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... A Gentlemens agreement is an informal agreement between two parties. ...


Gubernatorial facts

Age and longevity

Hiram Johnson23rd Governor(1911-1917)
Hiram Johnson
23rd Governor
(1911-1917)

This image is a TIME magazine cover. ... This image is a TIME magazine cover. ... Hiram Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive politician from California; he served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945. ... John Bigler 3rd Governor of California John Bigler (January 8, 1805–November 29, 1871) was Governor of California from January 8, 1852 until January 9, 1856. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... We dont have an article called John Mcdougall Start this article Search for John Mcdougall in. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Peter Burnett 1st Governor of California Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15, 1807–May 17, 1895) was Californias first Governor, serving from December 29, 1849 to January 9, 1851. ... Robert W. Waterman 17th Governor of California Robert Whitney Waterman (December 15, 1826 – April 12, 1891) was Governor of California from September 12, 1887 until January 8, 1891. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Neely Johnson (August 2, 1825–August 31, 1872) (some sources have his first name as James) was a U.S. political figure. ... Frank Finley Merriam (December 22, 1865 – April 25, 1955) was Governor of California from June 2, 1934 until January 2, 1939. ... For the swing saxophonist and occasional singer, see Earle Warren Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California district attorney of Alameda County, the 20th Attorney General of California, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969). ... Milton Latham 6th Governor of California Milton Slocum Latham (May 23, 1827–March 4, 1882) was Governor of California for five days: January 9–January 14, 1860. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... John G. Downey 7th Governor of California John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was Governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883–1887 and was Californias only Jewish governor. ... James Rolph Jr. ... Reagan redirects here. ... We dont have an article called John Mcdougall Start this article Search for John Mcdougall in. ... Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883–1887 and was Californias only Jewish governor. ... James Rolph Jr. ... The Mayor of San Francisco is the head of the government of San Francisco, California. ...

Transition events

Milton Latham6th Governor(1860)
Milton Latham
6th Governor
(1860)

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 413 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (562 × 816 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Milton Latham, circa 1860s. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 413 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (562 × 816 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Milton Latham, circa 1860s. ... Milton Latham 6th Governor of California Milton Slocum Latham (May 23, 1827–March 4, 1882) was Governor of California for five days: January 9–January 14, 1860. ... Peter Burnett 1st Governor of California Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15, 1807–May 17, 1895) was Californias first Governor, serving from December 29, 1849 to January 9, 1851. ... Slave redirects here. ... Milton Latham 6th Governor of California Milton Slocum Latham (May 23, 1827–March 4, 1882) was Governor of California for five days: January 9–January 14, 1860. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Senator Newton Booth Newton Booth (December 30, 1825 – July 14, 1892) was an American politician. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Hiram Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive politician from California; he served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For the swing saxophonist and occasional singer, see Earle Warren Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California district attorney of Alameda County, the 20th Attorney General of California, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... We dont have an article called John Mcdougall Start this article Search for John Mcdougall in. ... John G. Downey 7th Governor of California John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was Governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862. ... Romualdo Pacheco (October 31, 1831–January 23, 1899) was a Hispanic-American politician who, so far, has been the only Hispanic governor of California following its admission to the United States. ... Robert W. Waterman 17th Governor of California Robert Whitney Waterman (December 15, 1826 – April 12, 1891) was Governor of California from September 12, 1887 until January 8, 1891. ... William Dennison Stephens (b. ... Frank Finley Merriam (December 22, 1865 – April 25, 1955) was Governor of California from June 2, 1934 until January 2, 1939. ... Goodwin Jess Knight (December 9, 1896 - May 22, 1970) was a U.S. politician who was the 31st Governor of California from 1953 until 1959. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...

Presidential campaigns

Ronald Reagan33rd Governor(1967–1975)40th President of the United States(1981–1989)
Ronald Reagan
33rd Governor
(1967–1975)
40th President of the United States
(1981–1989)

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (594x750, 49 KB) Official Portrait of President Reagan, 1981. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (594x750, 49 KB) Official Portrait of President Reagan, 1981. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Reagan redirects here. ... The United States presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, along with third party candidates, the independent John B. Anderson and Libertarian Ed Clark. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Hiram Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive politician from California; he served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945. ... The United States presidential election of 1920 was dominated by the aftermath of World War I and the hostile reaction to Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president. ... The United States presidential election of 1924 was won by incumbent President Calvin Coolidge, the Republican candidate. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For other persons named Pat Brown, see Pat Brown (disambiguation). ... The United States presidential election of 1960 marked the end of Dwight D. Eisenhowers two terms as President. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... The United States presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, along with third party candidates, the independent John B. Anderson and Libertarian Ed Clark. ... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between Republican George Bush, the incumbent President; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Reagan redirects here. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The United States presidential election of 1976 followed the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For others named Pete Wilson, see Peter Wilson. ... Presidential electoral votes. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Hiram Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive politician from California; he served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... The United States Progressive Party of 1912 was a political party created by a split in the Republican Party in the presidential election 1912. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... For the swing saxophonist and occasional singer, see Earle Warren Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California district attorney of Alameda County, the 20th Attorney General of California, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969). ... Thomas Edmund Dewey (b. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The United States presidential election of 1948 is considered by most historians as the greatest election upset in American history. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... In the United States presidential election of 2000 Republican George W. Bush gained the US Presidency over Democrat Al Gore after the United States Supreme Court in Bush v. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For other persons named Pat Brown, see Pat Brown (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

See also

This is a list of pre-statehood governors of California. ... Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence). ... This is a list of California Governors by time in office. ... California State Capitol in Sacramento, California // Following the declaration of the independent California Republic in 1846, and the armed conquest of California by United States military forces and American volunteers during the Mexican-American War, California was administered by the U.S. military from 1846 to 1850. ...

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Governor of California - definition of Governor of California in Encyclopedia (532 words)
The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced and government runs smoothly.
The Lieutenant Governor of California is elected at the same election, but not jointly as the running mate of the gubernatorial candidate.
Commonly, the governor and lieutenant governor are of different parties, as is now the case with Governor Arnold A. Schwarzenegger (Republican) and Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante (Democrat), and from 1991-1999 with Governor Peter B. Wilson (Republican), and then-Lieutenant Governor Joseph G. "Gray" Davis Jr.
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