Gavin Newsom

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Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Newsom in 2019
40th Governor of California
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
LieutenantEleni Kounalakis
Preceded byJerry Brown
49th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 7, 2019
GovernorJerry Brown
Preceded byAbel Maldonado
Succeeded byEleni Kounalakis
42nd Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 8, 2004 – January 10, 2011
Preceded byWillie Brown
Succeeded byEd Lee
Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office
January 8, 1997 – January 8, 2004
Preceded byKevin Shelley
Succeeded byMichela Alioto-Pier
Constituency2nd district[a]
Personal details
Gavin Christopher Newsom

(1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 54)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Kimberly Guilfoyle
(m. 2001; div. 2006)

Jennifer Siebel (m. 2008)
FatherWilliam Newsom
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion (official)
Fair Oaks, California (private)
EducationSanta Clara University (BS)

Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician. He is the 40th and current Governor of the U.S. state of California, serving since 2019. Before becoming governor, he was the 49th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2011 to 2019. He was also the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. [1] Newsom is a Democrat. His father was judge William Newsom.

In February 2015, Newsom announced his candidacy for Governor of California in 2018.[2] On June 5, 2018, he finished in the top two of the nonpartisan blanket primary, and faced off against Republican John H. Cox in November.[3] He won the general election in November 2018.

Many people did not like how Newsom responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in California such as having a slow rollout of vaccines and for the timing of state COVID-19 restrictions.

He faced an election for his recall in 2021, but it did not succeed.[4]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. District created in 2000; prior terms were on a city-wide seat. Appointed to Kevin Shelley's seat.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gavin Newsom Biography - family, childhood, parents, school, mother, son, old, information, born, drugs".
  2. Siders, David (February 11, 2015). "Gavin Newsom to open campaign account for governor in 2018". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  3. Hart, Angela (June 5, 2018). "Gavin Newsom, John Cox advance to general election in California governor's race". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  4. Hubler, Shawn (2021-09-15). "Newsom Survives California Recall Vote and Will Remain Governor". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-15.

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