Willie Brown Quotes

Street lights, dog-doo and parking meters are not my cup of tea.

The following year Brown ran for San Francisco mayor and won. Term limits had forced him out of the California Legislature.

Willie Brown, Speaker, California Assembly (Democrat), Mayor of San Francisco, Statement of his disinterest in becoming a mayor, Interview, U. S. News and World Report, 1994

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Willie Brown
Willie Brown
  • Born: March 20, 1934
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: politician

Willie Lewis Brown Jr. is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, the first African American to do so. Under the current California term-limits law, no Speaker of the California State Assembly will be permitted to have a longer tenure than Brown's. The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries."

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