Gov. Jerry Brown reports more than $11,000 in gifts
Gov. Jerry Brown received more than $11,000 in gifts last year, according to a new financial disclosure statement he filed with the state this week.
Most of the money came in the form of an $8,400 gift from the San Francisco-based Bay Area Council, which sponsored the governor’s trade mission to China and paid the governor’s way on the weeklong trip.
Other gifts included private flights to attend a State Sheriffs Assn. meeting in Lake Tahoe and a flight from Palm Springs to Bakersfield paid for by the California Assn. of Hospitals. He also accepted more than $1,600 in meals from Facebook, the San Francisco Symphony and a handful of other groups, according to the report.
The forms also show that the governor and his wife, Anne, own more than $1 million in stock of the fast-food company Jack in the Box, where she was a former board member. They also own an interest of more than $1 million in an Oakland-based real estate development company called Madison Park Holdings Inc., which owns and manages more than $300 million in commercial and residential buildings, mostly in downtown Oakland, company President and Chief Executive John Protopappas said in an interview.
Mrs. Brown, who is Brown’s unpaid senior counselor, will file her own disclosure forms by the end of the month, according to a spokesman for the governor.
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