Jerry Brown will be sworn in today, Monday 3rd January 2011, as the new governer of the State of California, USA. Brown replaces outgoing governer, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brown has already served two terms as governer of the state, between 1975 and 1983, but, owing to those terms occuring prior to the term limits, he was able to gain the office again.
Now aged 72, Brown will become only the second person to serve three terms as the governer of California. He promises a new age of austerity in the state.
Brown, a Democrat, replaces Republican, Schwarzenegger, marking a move from right to left in the state which could well be heavily influenced by the developing financial crisis experienced during Schwarzenegger’s term.
Brown won election in November and will begin work today on righting a $28million budget shortfall.