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Governor of California

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The Governor of California is the highest office in the state government in the American state of California. The office of Governor of California was created in 1849, before California became a state. Before it was a state, there had been six American military governors and numerous Mexican governors when California was part of Mexico. The current Governor of California is Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

The Governor is in charge of making yearly "State of the State" speeches to the California state government, submitting the budget, and making sure that state laws are being followed.

Some well known former governors include Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Deukmejian, Pat Brown, and Ronald Reagan.

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