Governor Jerry Brown is touting a "California comeback" but at least one person isn't so sure, the man who wants to take his job.

Neel Kashkari spoke to the KFBK Morning News, discussing his belief of the sorry state that California is in.

"We have 24% of Californian's who are living in poverty, we have the 46th ranked schools in America, we're No. 46 coincidentally, also for jobs," he said. 

He was also touting his success running the nation's bank bailout, working across party lines.

"I worked for two presidents, both President Bush and President Obama," he said. 

The former U.S. Treasury official announced his candidacy for governor this week.

He's a fiscal conservative but more of a moderate on social issues, a gun owner who supports gay marriage and abortion rights.