Governor of California

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Governor of California
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Seal of the Governor of California
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Standard of the Governor
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Gavin Newsom

since January 7, 2019
  • Governor
  • The Honorable
  • His Excellency
TypeHead of state
Head of government
Member ofCalifornia Executive Branch
California Cabinet
ResidenceCalifornia Governor's Mansion
SeatSacramento, California
California State Capitol
(official workplace)
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of California
Inaugural holderPeter Hardeman Burnett
FormationDecember 20, 1849
(173 years ago)
DeputyLieutenant Governor of California
Salary$210,000 (annually)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The Governor of California is the head of the state and government of the U.S. state of California and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to enforce state laws and the duty to either approve or veto bills passed by the California Legislature or the California Senate to assemble the legislature and grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.

Gavin Newsom is the current Governor of California, in office since January 2019.

List of governors of California[change | change source]

1. Peter Burnett

2. John McDougal

3. John Bigler

4. J. Neely Johnson

5. John Weller

6. Milton Latham

7. John Downey

8. Leland Stanford

9. Frederick Low

10. Henry Haight

11. Newton Booth

12. Romualdo Pacheco

13. William Irwin

14. George Perkins

15. George Stoneman

16. Washington Bartlett

17. Robert Waterman

18. Henry Harrison Markham

19. James Budd

20. Henry Gage

21. George Pardee

22. James Gillett

23. Hiram Johnson

24. William Stephens

25. Friend Richardson

26. C. C. Young

27. James Rolph

28. Frank Merriam

29. Culbert Olson

30. Earl Warren

31. Goodwin Knight

32. Pat Brown

33. Ronald Reagan

34. Jerry Brown

35. George Deukmejian

36. Pete Wilson

37. Gray Davis

38. Arnold Schwarzenegger

39. Jerry Brown

40. Gavin Newsom

List of living former governors of California[change | change source]