How long was Arnold Schwarzenegger the governor of the state of California?
Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected the 38th Governor of the State of California in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. This election took place on October 7, 2003. Mr. Schwarzenegger was sworn-in on November 17, 2003 to finish the term of Gray Davis. Then on November 7, 2006, he was reelected for a second term and sworn-in on January 5, 2007. He served his second term as Governor until January 3, 2011. So, in total, his office lasted 7 years, 1 month and 2 weeks (Just a little over 7 years).