Twenty years ago today, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the 38th governor of California.
The last Republican to serve in the role won the position in a wild recall election that ended the governorship of Gray Davis.
Schwarzenegger is reflecting on his tenure today at a Sacramento Press Club event.
Here’s a look back at his campaign and inauguration, as covered by The Bee’s photojournalists:
Schwarzenegger campaign starts
Election victory night and after
Celebrity appearances: Lowe, Hamilton, DeVito, Curtis