Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who has been the 40th governor of California since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
Gavin Newsom is the son of an appellate court judge and came from an old, privileged San Francisco family. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1989, and with a loan from the wealthy Getty family, he started the PlumpJack Wine Shop in 1992.
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Governor Newsom is taking the homelessness crisis head-on. Under his leadership, California launched acclaimed housing programs like Project Roomkey and Homekey which housed tens of thousands of unhoused California. He has launched a first-of-its-kind effort to make it easier for those on the street to get mental health treatment. Learn more
Dec 19, 2007 · Gavin Newsom. @GavinNewsom. ·. Jun 24. Governor candidate, CA. Abortion is legal in California. It will remain that way. I just signed a bill that makes our state a safe haven for women across the nation. We will not cooperate with any states that attempt to prosecute women or doctors for receiving or providing reproductive care.
- December 2007
Gavin Newsom is the Governor of California, former Lieutenant Governor of California, and former Mayor of San Francisco. Newsom is widely recognized for his willingness to lead – repeatedly developing, advocating, and implementing innovative and groundbreaking solutions to some of our most challenging issues.