California to have four governors in four days next week

Jul 27, 2014, 01:54 IST | Agencies

They are all travelling turn by turn

California: How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer’s four.

Governor Jerry Brown
Governor Jerry Brown

Three different acting governors will fill in for Governor Jerry Brown when the state’s top officials take turns leaving. Brown is taking off Sunday to lead a trade mission to Mexico.

While he’s gone, executive powers will roll to Lt Gov Gavin Newsom — until Newsom leaves Tuesday for Special Olympics events on the East Coast.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will then be acting governor until Wednesday, when he goes to Chicago on personal business.

That will leave Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in charge for about nine hours until Brown returns later that day. All four are Democrats.

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