Doing so with heaps of "humility," California Governor Jerry Brown filed papers last week to run for a historic fourth term. The man once known to many an angry '70s dad as "Governor Moonbeam" says that, if re-elected, his "priorities will be keeping the state’s budget balanced, changing the way schools are funded and supervised and public safety."
"If you had asked me 40 years ago—when I first ran for governor—what I would be doing in 2014, I could never have guessed. Nor could anyone else," Brown said in a statement. "Yet, by the grace of God and habits of perseverance instilled in me by my family, the Dominican nuns and the Jesuits, I am here and ready to go."
The 76-year-old, who, by the way, once served as Oakland's mayor for eight years, so far faces (barely any) competition from Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, and Republican Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. treasury official.
If re-elected, this will, according to Bloomberg, "extend his time as the longest-serving governor of the most populous U.S. state."
While Brown is arguably a great governor for California —a state as magnificent as it is complicated—many of us in the media miss Governor Schwarzenegger. The man did little while in office, sure, but at least ">he made breakfast fun.