Job Description

Term of Office: 4 years
As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
Prepares and submits annual state budget.
Responsible for mobilizing and directing state resources during emergencies.
Salary - $120,000

1994 Candidates

Pete Wilson - Republican
Kathleen Brown - Democrat
Jerome 'Jerry' McCready - American Independent (No Material Provided)
Richard Rider - Libertarian
Gloria Estela La Riva - Peace and Freedom

Review/Analysis by the California Journal

The Race for Governor: Can Pete Wilson be California's "Comeback Kid"?

Past and present officeholders

Office Holder Party Affiliation Years in Office
Pete Wilson Republican 1991 - Present
George Deukmejian Republican 1983 - 1990
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Democrat 1975 - 1982
Ronald Reagan Republican 1967 - 1974
Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Democrat 1959 - 1966
Goodwin J. Knight Republican 1953 - 1958


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California Voter Foundation 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998