Gavin Newsom

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Democratic Party
Lieutenant Governor of California

Gavin Newsom is the 49th and current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of California. He was first elected lieutenant governor in 2010, having defeated six challengers in the November 2 general election. He won a second term in office on November 4, 2014.

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Newsom served from 2004 to 2010 as Mayor of San Francisco. He was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1998 to 2004 and sat on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission from 1996 to 1998. Before beginning his political career, he ran PlumpJack, a wine shop that grew into a network of 15 businesses.

Semi-Offical Result: 1,347,392 [33.35%] - 1st place


Top Issues

Top issues taken from the official campaign website Gavin for Governor.

Creating California's Opportunity

California needs a comprehensive agenda for education success and economic growth. Gavin believes we must update the way we educate our kids, from early brain and language development, and continuing through college. He believes we must create a new job-training system that gives people relevant skills so they can thrive in the new global economy, and keep pushing forward to reform our state’s criminal justice system.

Building California's Future

Building infrastructure and housing for California’s future requires real leadership. Gavin believes we need to chart a path for better infrastructure, with a focus on future manufacturing, building up exports and other pillars of California’s success. As Lt. Governor, Gavin authored a statewide jobs plan, and as Mayor he initiated the strongest infrastructure plan in City history. Gavin’s leadership isn’t talk – it’s a record of accomplishment.

Defending California's Values

California’s values aren’t just a point of pride; they are the very fabric of the state’s history and our future. Gavin has boldly led the charge for major social change campaigns his whole life. Universal healthcare, gun safety, criminal justice reform, paid family leave, minimum wage, universal pre-K, and marriage rights for all. Gavin fought for what’s right – and won results that are making a real difference in people’s lives.

Professional Experience
  • 1998 - 2004: Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • 2004 - 2010: Mayor of San Francisco
  • 2011 - present: Lieutenant Governor of California

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