Jan 5, 2015 10:44 AM by News Staff
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When Jerry Brown takes the oath of office Monday, it will be the first time a California governor will be sworn in to a fourth term.
The 76-year-old Democrat will deliver a joint inauguration and state of the state address on Monday at the state Capitol. A private reception will be held in the evening at the California Railroad Museum.
Brown held office from 1975 to 1983 before term limits and returned for a third term in 2011. He defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in a landslide victory in November.
Brown is expected to lay out a vision for the next four years that continues to build on fiscal restraint, paying down the state's so-called wall of debt and fighting climate change.
He will attend a high-speed rail groundbreaking Tuesday.
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