|40th Governor of California|
|Assumed office |
January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Jerry Brown|
|49th Lieutenant Governor of California|
January 10, 2011 – January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Abel Maldonado|
|Succeeded by||Eleni Kounalakis|
|42nd Mayor of San Francisco|
January 8, 2004 – January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Willie Brown|
|Succeeded by||Ed Lee|
|Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors|
January 8, 1997 – January 8, 2004
|Preceded by||Kevin Shelley|
|Succeeded by||Michela Alioto-Pier|
Gavin Christopher Newsom
October 10, 1967
San Francisco, California, U.S.
(m. 2001; div. 2006)
Jennifer Siebel (m. 2008)
|Residence||Governor's Mansion (official)|
Fair Oaks, California (private)
|Education||Santa 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.  Newsom is a Democrat. His father was judge William Newsom.
In February 2015, Newsom announced his candidacy for Governor of California in 2018. 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. 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.
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- District created in 2000; prior terms were on a city-wide seat. Appointed to Kevin Shelley's seat.
References[change | change source]
- "Gavin Newsom Biography - family, childhood, parents, school, mother, son, old, information, born, drugs". www.notablebiographies.com.
- Siders, David (February 11, 2015). "Gavin Newsom to open campaign account for governor in 2018". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- 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.
- 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Gavin Newsom at Wikimedia Commons