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Newsom graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California in 1985, and in 1989 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. His PlumpJack Wine Shop, founded in 1992, grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise. He was first appointed by Willie Brown to serve on San Francisco’s Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996, and was appointed the following year as Supervisor. Newsom drew voter attention with his Care Not Cash program, designed to move homeless people into city assisted care. He defeated Matt Gonzalez by 6% in his race for mayor in 2003. As Mayor, Newsom has focused on devel42nd Mayor of San Francisco opment projects in Hunters Point and Treasure Island. He signed the Health Choices Incumbent Plan in 2007 to provide San Francisco residAssumed office ents with universal healthcare. Under NewJanuary 8, 2004 som, San Francisco ostensibly joined the Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. Preceded by Kyoto Protocol, altough it could not actually join a treaty between sovereign states. In Member of the 2004, Newsom gained national attention San Francisco Board of Supervisors from District 2 when he directed the San Francisco citycounty clerk to issue marriage licenses to In office same-sex couples.[4] In August 2004, the Su1997 – 2004 preme Court of California annulled the marDistrict created in 2000; prior terms Preceded by riages that Newsom had authorized, as they were on a city-wide seat. Appointed to conflicted with state law at that time. Still, Kevin Shelley’s seat. Newsom’s unexpected move brought national Michela Alioto-Pier Succeeded by attention to the issues of gay marriage and gay rights, solidifying political support for October 10, 1967 (1967-10-10) Born Newsom in San Francisco and in the gay San Francisco, California community, and causing several other states to change their laws concerning marriage Political party Democratic and gay rights.[2][5][6] Kimberly Guilfoyle (2001-2006) Spouse Newsom announced his candidacy for govJennifer Siebel (2008-) ernor of California in the 2010 election.[7]
Gavin Newsom Alma mater Profession Religion Santa Clara University (B.A.) Politician Roman Catholic

Early life
Newsom is a fourth-generation San Franciscan; his paternal great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland in 1865. One of his maternal great-grandfathers, Scotsman Thomas Addis, was a pioneer scientist in the field of nephrology and a professor of medicine at Stanford University. Newsom’s parents are retired state appeals court Justice William Newsom and Tessa (Menzies) Newsom, who

Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the current mayor of San Francisco. A Democrat, Newsom was elected mayor in 2003, succeeding Willie Brown and becoming San Francisco’s youngest mayor in 100 years.[1] Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote.[2][3]


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died in May 2002 after a five-year fight with breast cancer. Newsom’s parents separated when he was two and divorced in 1972, and at age ten Newsom moved with his mother and sister to nearby Marin County.[8][9] Newsom later reflected that he did not have an easy childhood.[9] Newsom attended kindergarten and first grade at the FrenchAmerican bilingual school in San Francisco but transferred because of severe dyslexia that still affects him. His dyslexia has made it difficult for him to write, spell, read, and work with numbers.[9] He attended third through fifth grades at Notre Dame de Victoire, where he was placed in remedial reading classes.[8] Newsom graduated from Redwood High School in 1985. He played basketball and baseball in high school.[8] Newsom was an outfielder in baseball. His basketball skills placed Newsom on the cover of the Marin Independent Journal.[8] Newsom’s childhood friend Derek Smith recalled Newsom as "one of the hardest working players on the team who became a great player because of his effort, instead of his natural abilities."[8] Newsom’s father attended his games with San Francisco politicians that included John Burton and Quentin Kopp. Newsom’s father had ties to several other local politicians.[8] Newsom’s aunt was married to the brother-in-law of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.[9] Newsom’s father was also a friend of Jerry Brown.[9] Tessa Newsom worked three jobs to support Gavin and his sister Hilary Newsom Callan. In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsom’s sister recalled Christmas holidays when their mother told them there wouldn’t be any gifts.[8] Despite limited finances, Tessa opened their home to foster children, instilling in Newsom the importance of public service.[5][8] His father’s finances were strapped in part because of his father’s tendency to give away his earnings.[5] Newsom worked several jobs in high school to help support his family.[2] Newsom attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship and student loans, where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Newsom was a left-handed pitcher for Santa Clara but he threw his arm out after two years and hasn’t thrown a baseball since.[10] He lived in the Alameda apartments which Newsom later compared to living in a hotel. He later

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reflected on his education fondly, crediting the Socratic approach of Santa Clara that he said has helped him become an independent thinker that questions orthodoxy. Newsom spent a semester studying abroad in Rome.[11] Newsom credits Santa Clara University for teaching him how to learn. At the school, he continued to work through his dyslexia which made it difficult for him to read, write, and spell. He credits the disability for having taught him to apply himself with more focus and to develop different skills. Newsom participated in his graduation ceremony despite failing a Statistics class two times. After failing in his third attempt during summer school at a community college, the university granted him a waiver for the requirement. Newsom has spoken at a number of top universities but has not been invited to speak at Santa Clara.[11]

Business career
Newsom’s first job out of college was selling podiatric orthotics.[8] He later worked for real estate firm Shorenstein & Company, where he worked as an assistant and performed a range of jobs that included cleaning bathrooms and removing asbestos.[8] He earned US$18,000 per year.[9] Newsom also earned a real estate license.[8] On June 14, 1991, Newsom and his investors created the company PlumpJack Associates L.P. In 1992, the group started the PlumpJack Wine Shop on Fillmore Street in San Francisco with the financial help of his family friend Gordon Getty. PlumpJack was the name of an opera written by Getty. Getty invested in ten of Newsom’s eleven businesses.[9] Getty told the San Francisco Chronicle that he treated Newsom like a son and invested in his first business venture because of that relationship. According to Getty, later business investments were because of "the success of the first".[9] At the PlumpJack Cafe, Newsom gave a monthly $50 gift certificate to business ideas that failed because according to Newsom in 1997: "There can be no success without failure."[10] One of Newsom’s early interactions with government occurred when Newsom resisted the San Francisco Health Department requirement to install a sink at his PlumpJack Wines. The Health Department argued that wine was a food. The department required


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the store to install a $27,000 sink in the carpeted wine shop on the grounds that the shop needed the sink for a mop. When Newsom was later appointed Supervisor, he told the San Francisco Examiner: "That’s the kind of bureaucratic malaise I’m going to be working through."[10] The business grew to a multi-million dollar enterprise with over 700 employees.[8] The PlumpJack Cafe Partners L.P. opened the PlumpJack Cafe, also on Fillmore Street, in 1993. Between 1993 and 2000, Newsom and his investors opened several other businesses that included the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn with a PlumpJack Cafe (1994), the Napa Valley winery (1995), the Balboa Cafe Bar and Grill (1995), the PlumpJack Development Fund L.P. (1996), the MatrixFillmore Bar (1998), PlumpJack Wines shop Noe Valley branch (1999), PlumpJackSport retail clothing (2000), and a second Balboa Cafe at Squaw Valley (2000).[9] Newsom’s investments included five restaurants and two retail clothing stores.[8] Newsom’s annual income was greater than $429,000 from 1996 to 2001.[9] In 2002, his business holdings were valued at more than $6.9 million.[8] Newsom sold his share of his San Francisco businesses when he became mayor in 2004. Newsom maintained his stakes in the PlumpJack companies outside San Francisco that included the PlumpJack Winery in Oakville, CA, new PlumpJack-owned Cade Winery in Angwin, CA and the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. He is currently the president in absentia of Airelle Wines Inc., which is connected to the PlumpJack Winery in Napa County. Newsom earned between $141,000 and $251,000 in 2007 from his business interests.[12] In February 2006 he paid $2,350,000 for his residence in the Russian Hill neighborhood, which he put on the market in April 2009 for $2,995,000.[13]

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vacated by Kevin Shelley. At the time, he became the youngest member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and also the board’s only straight white male.[14][15][16] Newsom was sworn in by his father and pledged to bring his business experience to the Board.[15] Willie Brown called Newsom "part of the future generation of leaders of this great city."[15] Newsom described himself as a "social liberal and a fiscal watchdog."[15][16] Newsom was subsequently reelected to the Board in 1998. In 1999, San Francisco’s voters chose to exchange district-based elections to the Board for the previous at-large system, and Newsom was reelected in 2000 and 2002 to represent District 2, which includes the Pacific Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Sea Cliff, and Laurel Heights. He faced no opposition in his 2002 reelection. His district had the highest income level and the highest Republican registration in San Francisco. Newsom also had author Danielle Steel and actor Robin Williams as constituents.[17] In 2000, Newsom paid $500 to the San Francisco Republican Party to be on the party’s endorsement slate.[18] As Supervisor, Newsom gained public attention for his role in advocating reform of the city’s Municipal Railway (Muni).[19] He was one of two supervisors endorsed by Rescue Muni, a transit riders group, in his 1998 reelection. He sponsored Proposition B to require Muni and other city departments to develop detailed customer service plans.[9][20] The measure passed with 56.6% of the vote.[21] Newsom sponsored a ballot measure from Rescue Muni; a version of the measure was approved by voters in November 1999.[19] Newsom also supported allowing restaurants to serve alcohol at their outdoor tables, banning tobacco advertisements visible from the streets, stiffer penalties for landlords, and a resolution to commend Colin Powell for raising money for youth programs that was defeated.[19] Newsom’s support for business interests at times strained his relationship with labor leaders.[19] During Newsom’s time as Supervisor, he was pro-development and for smart growth along with being "anti-hand out."[22] He supported housing projects through public private partnerships to increase home ownership and affordable housing in San Francisco.[22] Newsom supported HOPE, a failed

Early political career
Newsom’s first political experience came when he volunteered for Willie Brown’s campaign for mayor in 1995. Newsom hosted a private fundraiser at his PlumpJack Cafe.[9] In 1996, Newsom was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to a vacant seat on the Parking and Traffic Commission and was later elected president of the commission. In 1997, Brown appointed him to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat


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liberal groups coalesced around the campaign of Gonzalez.[25] The race was partisan with attacks against Gonzalez for his support of Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election and attacks against Newsom for contributing $500 to a Republican slate mailer in 2000 that endorsed issues Newsom supported.[27][28] Democratic leadership felt that they needed to reinforce San Francisco as a Democratic stronghold after losing the 2000 presidential election and the 2003 recall election to Arnold Schwarzenegger.[28] National figures from the Democratic Party, including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jesse Jackson, campaigned on Newsom’s behalf.[28][29] Five supervisors endorsed Gonzalez while Newsom received the endorsement of Willie Brown.[25][26] Newsom’s campaign spent over $4 million, outspending Gonzalez 10 to 1.[25][28]. Newsom won the run-off race, capturing 53 percent of the vote to Gonzalez’s 47 percent, and winning by about 11,000 votes.[25] Newsom ran as a business friendly centrist Democrat and a moderate in San Francisco politics; some of his opponents called him conservative.[25][28] Newsom claimed he was a centrist in the Dianne Feinstein mold.[22][30] He ran on the slogan "great cities, great ideas" and presented over 21 policy papers.[26] Newsom pledged to continue working on San Francisco’s homelessness issue.[25] Newsom was sworn in as Mayor on January 3, 2004. He called for unity among the city’s political factions and promised to address the issues of potholes, public schools, and affordable housing.[31] Newsom said he was "a different kind of leader who "isn’t afraid to solve even the toughest problem."[32]

Gavin Newsom in 2006 during a visit to Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington D.C. local ballot measure that would have allowed increased condo-conversion rate if a certain percentage of tenants within a building were buying their units.[22] As a candidate for Mayor, he supported building 10,000 new housing units to create 15,000 new construction jobs.[22] As Supervisor, the centerpiece of Newsom’s efforts was a voter initiative called "Care Not Cash (Measure N)," which offered care, supportive housing, drug treatment, and help from behavior health specialists for the homeless instead of direct cash aid from the state’s General Assistance program.[22] Many homeless rights advocates protested against Care Not Cash.[23][24] The successfully passed ballot measure raised the political profile of Gavin Newsom and provided the volunteers, donors, and campaign staff, which helped make him a leading contender for the Mayorship in 2003.[9][22][25][26]

San Francisco’s progressive community attempted to find a candidate to run a strong campaign against Newsom. Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Chris Daly considered running against Newsom but both declined. Matt Gonzalez also decided not to challenge Newsom.[33] When the August 10, 2007 filing deadline passed, the discussion around San Francisco shifted to talk about Newsom’s second term. He was challenged in the election by 13 challengers that included George Davis, a nudist activist, and Michael Powers, owner of the Power Exchange sex club.[34]

Mayoral races
Newsom placed first in the November 4, 2003 general election in a 9-person field. Newsom received 41.9 percent of the vote to Green Matt Gonzalez’s 19.6 in the first round of balloting, but he faced a closer race in the December 9th runoff when many of the city’s


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Conservative former Supervisor Tony Hall withdrew by early September due to lack of support.[35] The San Francisco Chronicle declared in August 2007 that Newsom faced no "serious threat to his reelection bid." Newsom raised $1.6 million for his reelection campaign by early August.[36] He won reelection on November 6, 2007 with over 72% of the vote.[3] Upon taking office for a second term, Newsom promised to focus on the environment, homelessness, health care, education, housing and rebuilding S.F. General Hospital.[37][38]

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extended marriage rights to gays and lesbians. But his words were captured for posterity in an ad for Proposition 8, the ballot initiative seeking to reverse that decision. The ad begins with footage of a gloating Newsom grinning widely and gesturing broadly as he exclaims "the door’s wide open, it’s going to happen, whether you like it or not" . . . . Airing across the state, the ad was viewed as among the most effective in support of the ban. [47]

Mayoralty California Gubernatorial Election 2010
On April 21, 2009, Gavin Newsom announced his intention to run for Governor of the state of California in the 2010 Election.[39] He has since stated that he will drop out of the gubernatorial race if Senator Dianne Feinstein decides she will run.

Religious beliefs
Newsom was baptized and raised Roman Catholic. He describes himself as an "IrishCatholic some respects, but one that still has tremendous admiration for the Church and very strong faith." When asked about the current state of the Catholic Church in an interview, he said the church was in crisis. Newsom said he stays with the church because of his "strong connection to a greater purpose, and ... higher being ..." He attends church infrequently, but still identifies himself as Catholic, and has a "strong sense of faith that is perennial: day in and day out."[11] Catholic League President William A. Donohue accused Newsom of discriminating against the Church because the San Francisco Board of Supervisor publicly condemned the Church in 2006 for its refusal to condone gay adoption. [48]

Proposition 8
Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, was a big topic during the 2008 election, and Newsom was a prominent and vocal opponent.[40] In the months leading up to Election Day, Proposition 8 supporters released a commercial featuring Newsom saying the following words in a speech regarding same-sex marriage: "This door’s wide open now. It’s going to happen, whether you like it or not."[41] Some observers noted that polls shifted in favor of Proposition 8 following the release of the commercial; this, in turn, led to much speculation about Newsom’s unwitting role in the passage of the amendment.[42][43][44][45][46] For instance, a January 2009 Newsweek article states: [A]sk average Californians what they remember about Newsom at the moment, and they’re likely to offer six words: "whether you like it or not." That’s what Newsom said about gay marriage—it was coming to California, and America, whether you like it or not. He said it in a speech, shortly after the California Supreme Court

Marriage and relationships
In December 2001, Newsom married Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former San Francisco prosecutor and legal commentator for Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC, and who now hosts The Lineup on Fox News Channel. The couple married at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church on the campus of the University of San Francisco, where Guilfoyle attended law school. Gordon and Ann Getty paid $116,708 for the reception, half of the reception’s estimated value.[9] Newsom and Guilfoyle appeared in the September 2004 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, a fashion magazine, in a spread of them at the Getty mansion with the title the "New Kennedys."[2][49] Newsom and


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Newsom and all those involved were later cleared of legal wrongdoing.[59] Newsom apologized for the affair at a news conference on February 1, 2007, saying, "I hurt someone I care deeply about, Alex Tourk, his friends and family, and that is something that I have to live with and something that I am deeply sorry for." After being approached by concerned colleagues, he announced that he would seek treatment for alcohol abuse.[60] Newsom later said that the difficult times during the exposing of the affair refocused him and allowed him to better appreciate being mayor.[2]

Newsom and Jennifer Siebel at the 2008 San Francisco Gay Pride parade. Guilfoyle were considered a glamour couple. On January 7, 2005, the couple jointly filed for divorce, citing "difficulties due to their careers on opposite coasts." The couple had no children.[50] He had an affair with his secretary Ruby Rippey Tourk—the wife of his campaign manager and good friend[51]—in 2006. Newsom began dating actress Jennifer Siebel in September 2006 after being set up for a blind date by mutual friend, Kathy Wilsey.[52] On December 31, 2007, he announced that the two were engaged to be married.[53][54] They became engaged during a trip to Hawaii late in December 2007.[53] They were married in Stevensville, Montana, on July 26, 2008.[55] On February 18, 2009, the couple announced that they will be having a baby. The due date is unknown.[56]

Civil Grand Jury releases report regarding Newsom’s hiding of facts
On May 7, 2009, the Civil Grand Jury in San Francisco released a report that Newsom had been obfuscating his budget figures, making it impossible for average citizens to understand any of its details by using buzzwords and acronyms without providing definitions and by publishing only the numbers that are favorable to him.[61]

San Francisco Mayors Candidates for Governor of California
• Washington Bartlett (D), (1886) • Edward B. Pond (D), (1890) • James Rolph, Jr. (R), (1930) • George Christopher (R), (1966) • Joseph Alioto (D), (1974) • Dianne Feinstein (D), (1990) Only Bartlett and Rolph served as governor.

On January 31, 2007, Newsom’s campaign manager and former deputy chief of staff, Alex Tourk, resigned after confronting Newsom over a sexual affair the mayor had with Tourk’s wife in late 2005.[57] At the time of the affair, Newsom was undergoing a divorce with Guilfoyle and Rippey-Tourk worked in Newsom’s office as the Mayor’s aide for commission appointments.[58] After leaving her job in Newsom’s office in August 2006, Tourk received $10,154 in catastrophic illness pay, which is usually reserved for those who are terminally ill;[59] after an investigation by the San Francisco City attorney, however,

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Political offices Preceded by Kevin Shelley Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 2 1997–2004 Mayor of San Francisco January 8, 2004 – present

Gavin Newsom

Succeeded by Michela Alioto-Pier

Preceded by Willie Brown, Jr.


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External links
• Official website of the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco • Mayor Newsom’s official campaign website • SFGov profile about Gavin Newsom • CityMayors profile about Gavin Newsom • 7x7 Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel’s Wedding • Official website of Gavin Newsom’s Exploratory Committee for Governor • California Supreme Court: Proposition 8 Fully Searchable Briefs, Responses, & Orders

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