Marking the end of one of the great political dynasties of my lifetime, Jerry Brown is retiring.
And so, we have an election.
There are 27 registered candidates for the June 5 primary election for Governor of California.
California, if you weren't already aware of this, is where 1 of every 7 Americans lives, and is now the 5th largest economy in the world.
So, um, it's actually an important election.
Anyway, one of the aspects of running for Governor of California is that, on the ballot, you get to list your "title".
Just as with job titles at many of the companies I've worked at recently, you can pick your own title when you get your listing on the ballot.
A few of the titles that are listed are pretty mainstream and as you would expect:
- California State Treasurer (John Chiang)
- Lieutenant Governor (Gavin Newsom)
- California Assemblyman (Travis Allen)
- COO, Justice Department (Amanda Renteria)
But, um, there are a few others.
Here are a sampling of the job titles of some of the other candidates:
- Marketplace Minister
- Graphic Artist
- Virtual Reality Manager
- Senior Software Engineer
- Transhumanist Lecturer
- Blockchain Startup CEO
Ah yes, California.
This sort of thing actually happens happens quite commonly around these parts
And, usually, it seems to turn out OK.
So we will see.