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A profile of Anne Gust Brown, the 'most powerful first lady in the country'




Gov. Jerry Brown, accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, smiles as he talks to reporters outside the Old Governors Mansion State Historic Park after winning re-election  Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.   Brown defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashari to  becomes the first person to be elected governor four times.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Gov. Jerry Brown, accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, smiles as he talks to reporters outside the Old Governors Mansion State Historic Park after winning re-election Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Brown defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashari to becomes the first person to be elected governor four times.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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You know the saying, "Behind every great man is a great woman"?

In the case of California Governor Jerry Brown, that "great woman" isn't exactly behind him, she's right at his side.

Anne Gust Brown is not only the first lady of California, she also serves as her husband's "special counsel" and closest adviser.

She rarely grants interviews, but she did recently spend time with Vauhini Vara, business and technology correspondent for NewYorker.com, for a profile featured in California Sunday Magazine. Vara spoke with Take Two's Alex Cohen about California's first lady.

To hear the full interview with Vauhini Vara, click the link above.