Gavin Newsom

American mayor Gavin Newsom

Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician who is the 49th and current Lieutenant Governor of California. Previously, he was the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco and was elected in 2003 to succeed Willie Brown, becoming San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years. Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote. In 2010, Samepoint released a study that measured the social media influence of mayors around the country and ranked the top 100 most social mayors.
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How will the #MeToo movement shape California's race for governor? Voters are starting to find out
LATimes - 14 days
When Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa entered the governor’s race, it was widely assumed that their past extramarital affairs were behind them. The details about their relationships when they served as mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, had been aired more than a decade...
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Gavin Newsom donated the $5,000 Weinstein gave him
LATimes - 4 months
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California politics updates: Gavin Newsom spends time in Central Valley; Republicans in Congress speak out against hate
LATimes - 6 months
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Essential California: The cannabis industry's favorite to be California's next governor
LATimes - 7 months
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, July 28, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Cannabis in the California governor’s race As the state gubernatorial race heats up, Gavin Newsom is outpacing the competition when it comes to campaign...
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5 People Were Just Shot To Death In Florida. But Don't Worry, It Wasn't Terrorism.
Huffington Post - 9 months
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California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech
Yahoo News - 9 months
Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has now endorsed two people for one state Democratic Party job
LATimes - 9 months
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States Gird For Marijuana War With Jeff Sessions
Huffington Post - 12 months
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California's New Attorney General Isn't Interested In Secession Talk
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Turning Protests Into Action With Technology
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Tweet by tweet, post upon post, and petition after petition, Americans are voicing their views of government with the most powerful amplifier ever known: the Internet. Although we have lived with this tool for decades, the combined and continued acceleration of globalization and technology has opened the doors to government – while enabling fabricators of fake news – in ways that were inconceivable in the age of AOL dial-up. But how can we translate those clicks into consequences, and separate facts from fiction? Our statehouses and the people we put there to represent us have the potential to exert incredible influence. But accessing honest information about their actions on immigration, criminal justice reform, or other vital issues facing our communities is unnecessarily inaccessible to most Americans. Unless you have enough money to hire a lobbyist, which few people do, it’s easy to be cut out of the entire political process. Few people have the capacity to attend every he...
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Trump Attacks 'Out Of Control' California In Sanctuary Fight
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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In the 2018 governor's race, Gavin Newsom leads the pack in fundraising
LATimes - about 1 year
Essential Politics: State Senate committee moves to assist immigrants, what California's members of Congress are saying about Trump's executive order Feb. 1, 2017, 8:01 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...
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Democratic Party Scrambles To Catch Up With The Anti-Trump Wave
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Dems Come Out To Airports Around The Country To Support Muslims, Refugees
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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High-Profile Progressives Can Literally Drive Trump Bananas
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Here's a known fact: President Donald Trump has a very, very fragile ego. There is no limit to his butthurt when challenged or mocked, and if you have a large platform, you're in a unique position to chip away at whatever shred of sanity he has left. Consider these points: White House sources recently told The Washington Post that Trump became "visibly enraged" after learning the Women's March dwarfed the crowd at his inauguration and that his joyful mood turned into "flashes of anger" less than 24-hours after he took office. It's also very clear Alec Baldwin has lodged himself under Donald Trump's thin skin, and he's only just getting started. Baldwin's portrayal of Trump on Saturday Night Live is not only awe-inspiring and hysterical, it's the perfect vehicle to showcase much-needed resistance, and most importantly, it drives Trump mad. We all know it drives him mad because he takes the bait and angry-tweets about it every time. When Congressman John Lewis said he would b...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gavin Newsom
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    On February 26, 2016 the Newsoms announced the birth of their fourth child, Dutch.
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  • 2015
    Age 47
    In December 2015, Newsom called on the University of California to reclassify computer science courses as a core academic class in order to incentivize more high schools to offer computer science curriculum.
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    In July 2015, Newsom released the final report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, which he had convened with the American Civil Liberties Union of California in 2013.
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    In 2015, Newsom partnered with the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at California Polytechnic State University to launch Digital Democracy, an online tool that uses facial and voice recognition to enable users to navigate California legislative proceedings.
    On February 11, 2015, Newsom announced that he was opening a campaign account for governor in the 2018 elections, allowing him to raise funds for a campaign to succeed Jerry Brown as the fortieth Governor of California.
    His second term began on January 5, 2015; the same date when Governor Brown was sworn in for a second term after his re-election.
  • 2014
    Age 46
    On November 4, 2014, Newsom was re-elected as lieutenant governor of California, defeating Republican Ron Nehring with 57.2% of the vote.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    Newsom released his first book, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, on February 7, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    In 2012, Newsom drew criticism for his negative view of California's state capital Sacramento.
    In May 2012, Newsom debuted on Current TV as the host of The Gavin Newsom Show.
  • 2011
    Age 43
    Siebel gave birth to a son, Hunter Siebel Newsom, on June 12, 2011.
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    Newsom was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 10, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    He received the Democratic nomination in June, and won the election on November 2, 2010.
    In February 2010, Newsom filed initial paperwork to run for lieutenant governor, and officially announced his candidacy in March.
    In 2010, Newsom was named "America's Most Social Mayor" by Samepoint, based on analysis of the social media profiles of mayors from the 100 largest cities in the United States.
    He was elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    In September 2009, Siebel gave birth to a girl, Montana Tessa Newsom.
    In October 2009, Newsom dropped out of the gubernatorial race.
    In September 2009, he received the endorsement of former president Bill Clinton.
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    In April 2009, Newsom announced his intention to run for governor of California in the 2010 election.
    In 2009, Newsom received the Leadership for Healthy Communities Award along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City and three other public officials for his commitment to making healthful food and physical activity options more accessible to children and families.
    In 2009, Newsom came under attack for the City of San Francisco's policy of illegally harboring juvenile criminal aliens.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    During the 2008 election, Newsom was a prominent and vocal opponent of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to reverse the California Supreme Court ruling that there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
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    For example, in 2008, he hosted the Urban Rural Roundtable to explore ways to promote regional food development and increased access to healthy affordable food, and he secured $8 million in federal and local funds for the Better Streets program, which ensures that public health perspectives are fully integrated into urban planning processes.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    As mayor, Newsom focused on development projects in Hunters Point and Treasure Island. He signed the Health Choices Plan in 2007 to provide San Francisco residents with universal healthcare.
    He won re-election on November 6, 2007 with over 72% of the vote.
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    The San Francisco Chronicle declared in August 2007 that Newsom faced no "serious threat to his reelection bid."
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    When the August 10, 2007, filing deadline passed, the discussion around San Francisco shifted to talk about Newsom's second term.
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    In January 2007, it was revealed that Newsom had a romantic relationship in mid-2005 with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his former deputy chief of staff and then campaign manager, Alex Tourk.
    Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote.
    Newsom has been involved in controversial and high-profile relationships, including his former marriage to Fox News contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle and an infidelity scandal in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 38
    In September 2006, Newsom began dating actress Jennifer Siebel after being set up for a blind date by a mutual friend, Kathy Wilsey. In December 2007 their engagement was announced, and they were married in Stevensville, Montana, in July 2008.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    In 2005, Newsom was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
    In January 2005, they jointly filed for divorce, citing "difficulties due to their careers on opposite coasts."
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In August 2004, the Supreme Court of California annulled the marriages that Newsom had authorized, as they conflicted with state law at that time.
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    In 2004, Newsom gained national attention when he directed the San Francisco city–county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of the then-current state law.
    In 2004, Newsom gained national attention when he directed the San Francisco city–county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of the state law passed in 2000.
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    Newsom was sworn in as mayor on January 3, 2004.
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    Newsom sold his share of his San Francisco businesses when he became mayor in 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 35
    Newsom placed first in the November 4, 2003, general election in a nine-man field.
    The successfully passed ballot measure raised the political profile of Gavin Newsom and provided the volunteers, donors and campaign staff, which helped make him a leading contender for the mayorship in 2003.
    In 2003, he was elected as the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in a hundred years.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    In December 2001, Newsom married Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former San Francisco prosecutor and legal commentator for Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC and who is now a prominent personality on Fox News Channel.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    The race was partisan with attacks against Gonzalez for his support of Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election and attacks against Newsom for contributing $500 to a Republican slate mailer in 2000 that endorsed issues Newsom supported. Democratic leadership felt that they needed to reinforce San Francisco as a Democratic stronghold after losing the 2000 presidential election and the 2003 recall election to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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  • 1999
    Age 31
    Newsom sponsored a ballot measure from Rescue Muni; a version of the measure was approved by voters in November 1999.
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    In 1999, San Francisco's voters chose to exchange at-large elections to the board for the previous district system and Newsom was reelected in 2000 and in 2002 to represent District 2, which includes the Pacific Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Sea Cliff, and Laurel Heights.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    As supervisor, Newsom gained public attention for his role in advocating reform of the city's Municipal Railway (Muni). He was one of two supervisors endorsed by Rescue Muni, a transit riders group, in his 1998 reelection.
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    Newsom was subsequently elected to a full four-year term to the board in 1998.
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  • 1996
    Age 28
    In 1996, Mayor Brown appointed Newsom to a vacant seat on the Parking and Traffic Commission, and he was later elected president of the commission.
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    Newsom studied at Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University. After graduation, he co-founded businesses with family friend Gordon Getty, who was an investor. Newsom began his political career in 1996 when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to serve on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission and as a member of the Board of Supervisors the following year.
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  • 1995
    Age 27
    Newsom's first political experience came when he volunteered for Willie Brown's successful campaign for mayor in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    Between 1993 and 2000, Newsom and his investors opened several other businesses that included the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn with a PlumpJack Café (1994), the Napa Valley winery (1995), the Balboa Café Bar and Grill (1995), the PlumpJack Development Fund L.P. (1996), the MatrixFillmore Bar (1998), PlumpJack Wines shop Noe Valley branch (1999), PlumpJackSport retail clothing (2000), and a second Balboa Café at Squaw Valley (2000).
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  • 1991
    Age 23
    On May 14, 1991, Newsom and his investors created the company PlumpJack Associates L.P. In 1992, the group started the PlumpJack Winery with the financial help of his family friend Gordon Getty.
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  • 1989
    Age 21
    Newsom attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship and student loans, where he graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in political science.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    Newsom graduated from Redwood High School in 1985.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 4
    Newsom's parents separated when he was 2 and divorced in 1972.
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  • 1967
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1967.
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