Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, better known as Moonbeam, is as of 2012 the current Governor of California. He previously served as Governor from 1975 to 1983, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and mayor of Oakland, and ran for President several times. He has a past reputation for New Age flakery, advocating "Buddhist economics", Buckminster Fuller's futurism, and holistic medicine, endorsing the likes of the Peoples Temple and Synanon, and travelling to Asia to study Zen. During his Presidential campaigns he ran to the right on the tax revolt themes of a flat tax and balanced budget amendment, but otherwise ran to the left on his New Age reputation.
He does talk a good left-populist game when out of office, but tends to swing rightward as soon as elected.
He replaced Der Governator who left the state in a bit of a mess to clean up.
No word yet on whether he plans on changing the official state song to "California Über Alles"