Gavin Newsom

40th governor of California

Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman serving as the 40th governor of California since 2019. As a member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and served as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.[1][2]

Gavin Newsom
Newsom in 2019
40th Governor of California
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Lieutenant GovernorEleni 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
Born
Gavin Christopher Newsom

(1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 56)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Kimberly Guilfoyle
(m. 2001; div. 2006)

Children4
Relatives
ResidenceCalifornia Governor's Mansion (official)
Fair Oaks, California (private)
EducationSanta Clara University (BS)
Signature

Biography change

Early life and education change

Gavin Christopher Newsom was born on October 10, 1967 in San Francisco, California to Tessa Menzies Newsom and William A. Newsom lll. During his childhood he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which made it very difficult to read, write, spell and work with numbers and his parents divorced in 1972 when he was five years old.

During his teen years, Newsom had to work several jobs to support his family plus he was a shooting guard as a basketball player in high school.[3]

He attended schools and universities such as, Ecole Notre Dames Des Victories, Redwood High School, Santa Clara University and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science and also studied abroad in Rome, Italy.[4][5]

Political career (1997–present) change

Mayor of San Francisco (2004–2011) change

In November 2003, Newsom announced his candidacy for mayor and was officially sworn in as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco on January 8, 2004.

In November 2007, he ran for reelection and was sworn in for a second term in January 2008. He served as mayor of San Francisco from 2004 until his term ended in January 2011.

Newsom previously served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1997 until January 2004, shortly before becoming mayor of the city.[6]

Lieutenant Governor of California (2011–2019) change

In March 2010, Newsom officially announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor and he won the democratic primary in June 2010, he won the election along with former California governor Jerry Brown and was sworn in as 49th lieutenant governor of California on January 10, 2011.

In 2014, he ran for reelection and was sworn in for a second term in January 2015. Newsom served as lieutenant governor of California from 2011 until his term ended in January 2019.[7][8]

Governor of California change

In 2015, while Newsom was still lieutenant governor, he announced that he'll run for governor in 2018. In June 2018, he won the democratic primary and had chosen former ambassador Eleni Kounalakis as his running mate for lieutenant governor.

In November 2018, he defeated republican candidate John H. Cox, and was confirmed the winner of the race.[9][10]

Newsom was officially sworn in as 40th governor of California on January 7, 2019.[11][12][13]

In late 2021, Newsom launched his reelection campaign to a second term as governor.[14][15][16]

On November 8, 2022, he defeated state senator and Republican candidate Brian Dahle to a second term as governor with Eleni Kounalakis as his running mate in the 2022 election.[17][18][19][20][21][22]

Newsom was sworn in to a second term as governor on January 6, 2023.[23]

Marriage, family, and personal life change

Newsom was previously married to attorney Kimberly Guilfoyle from 2001 until they divorced in 2006.[24]

He had met actress Jennifer Siebel[25] [26]on a blind date at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in October 2006, and soon began dating afterwards. He officially proposed to Siebel in January 2008 and announced their engagement. Seven months later they officially got married in July 2008.[27][28]

They have four children together, two daughters named, Montana and Brooklynn Newsom and two sons named, Dutch and Hunter Newsom[29][30] and he also has a sister named Hilary Newsom[31] and is related to former U.S. house speaker Nancy Pelosi.[32]

References change

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  2. "Gavin Newsom". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  3. "Gavin Newsom, Governor of California". Yale Dyslexia. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
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  8. "Gavin Newsom". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  9. "Election 2018: Gavin Newsom wins race for California governor over John Cox". Orange County Register. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  10. "California Governor Election Results 2018: Live Midterm Map by County & Analysis". www.politico.com. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  11. "Gavin Newsom". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
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  13. "Governor Newsom's Inaugural Address: "A California For All"". California Governor. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  14. "Gavin Newsom for Governor". Gavin Newson For Governor. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  15. "California gubernatorial election, 2022". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  16. Board, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial (2022-08-27). "Nov. 2022 Election: Q&A with Gov. Gavin Newsom, candidate for California governor". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  17. "California Governor Election Results". The New York Times. 2022-11-08. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  18. CapRadio, Nicole Nixon / (2022-11-08). "Democrat Gavin Newsom sails to reelection as California governor". NPR. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  19. "Election Day 2022: Gavin Newsom wins second term as California governor, CBS News projects". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  20. Spady, Aubrie (2022-10-12). "California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom wins re-election, defeating Brian Dahle". Fox News. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  21. Korte, Lara. "Gavin Newsom easily wins reelection in California a year after recall". POLITICO. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  22. Bollag, Sophia (2022-11-09). "Gavin Newsom wins re-election in California; Democrats lead in statewide races". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  23. Twitter; Instagram; Email; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; Email; Facebook; Twitter (2023-01-06). "Newsom begins second term on anniversary of Jan. 6, casting California as a contrast". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2023-01-31. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  24. "SF Mayor Newsom, wife file for divorce". East Bay Times. 2005-01-06. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  25. "Jennifer Siebel Newsom". Rocky Mountain Women's Film. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  26. "Who is Gavin Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel?". The US Sun. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  27. "Jennifer Siebel Newsom". Rocky Mountain Women's Film. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  28. "Who is Gavin Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel?". The US Sun. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  29. "About". California Governor. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  30. "Meet Gavin". Gavin Newson For Governor. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  31. Horn, Haley Van (2021-11-27). "The Truth About Gavin Newsom's Impressive Sister Hilary Newsom". The List. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  32. "Are Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi related? We explain". ABC7 San Francisco. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2022-10-21.

Official websites change

https://www.gov.ca.gov/about/

https://gavinnewsom.com/about/

https://www.nga.org/governor/gavin-newsom/

https://ballotpedia.org/Gavin_Newsom

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