Pete Wilson is an American politician who has served as mayor of San Diego, California and U.S. Senator in the 1980s. He was elected Governor of California in 1990, becoming California’s thirty-sixth chief executive, and was reelected in 1994. As governor, Wilson focused on reforms in the areas of health coverage for employees of small businesses, workers compensation, and education. In addition, he signed into law two major pieces of crime-related legislation–the “Three Strikes” law (25 years to life for repeat felons) and the “One Strike” law (25 years to life upon the first conviction of aggravated rape or child molestation.) Wilson received the Woodrow Wilson Institute award for Distinguished Public Service and was awarded the Patriots Award by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.