Gavin Newsom 2018 gubernatorial campaign

The 2018 gubernatorial campaign of Gavin Newsom was a successful gubernatorial campaign officially announced and launched in 2018 by Gavin Newsom, the 49th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2011 to 2019.

Gavin Newsom for Governor
Campaign2018 California gubernatorial election
CandidateGavin Newsom
Eleni Kounalakis
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusOfficial nominee: June 5, 2018

Won election: November 6, 2018

Inaugurated: January 7, 2019
AnnouncedFebruary 2015
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
For a change.

He announced his candidacy for the 2018 California gubernatorial election to succeed term limited governor Jerry Brown.



Newsom was previously serving as lieutenant governor when he announced in February 2015, he would run for governor in the 2018 election to succeed term limited governor Jerry Brown.

Newsom later chosen former U.S. ambassador Eleni Kounalakis as his running mate for lieutenant governor.

In June 2018, he formally won the democratic nomination and primary.

Election results


On November 6, 2018, Newsom defeated his rival republican candidate and businessman John H. Cox in the gubernatorial race.



Newsom was officially sworn in as the 40th Governor of California on January 7, 2019.