In 1998 Gray Davis was overwhelmingly elected California’s 37th governor, where he demonstrated bold environmental leadership by signing the first law in the nation to reduce global warming and greenhouse gases. He also created the first Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Registry and was the first to establish the nation’s most ambitious commitment to renewable energy by creating a statewide Renewables Portfolio Standard.
Governing during an economic expansion, Davis made record investments in infrastructure and created four Centers of Science and Innovation on UC campuses, which today are inventing technologies that will make our world cleaner, greener, and safer.
In 2002 Governor Davis was re-elected to a second term.
Today he’s Of Counsel at Loeb & Loeb, where he provides strategic advice to clients on numerous matters. He is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, regularly speaks before various academic and civic groups, and in 2009 was the Keynote speaker for Columbia Law School’s Graduation.