But his career was cut short when California voters passed term limits in 1990.
Over the past 5 years California voters have approved $3 billion in bonds for water development and management.
In 1998, California voters approved a $9.2 billion bond issue for public schools and community colleges.
California voters will have the opportunity to do this on election day.
California voters passed Proposition 83 with 70.5% of the vote.
Only 21 percent of California voters have children in public school - no wonder education is starved.
On the same ballot California voters will be asked to pick a new governor should they back a recall.
Polls also showed that increased spending in education was supported by the California voters.
California voters approved the measure by a vote of almost 2 to 1.
The seven million California voters were not the first in their efforts to protect marriage.