Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 49th and current Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. He previously served as Mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. Newsom is a national progressive figure and was a prominent early advocate for marriage equality, universal healthcare, and an influential voice in favor of the legalization of cannabis in California.
Newsom attended Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University. After graduation, he founded the PlumpJack wine store with family friend Gordon Getty as an investor. The PlumpJack Group now manages 23 businesses, including wineries, restaurants and hotels. Newsom began his political career in 1996 when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to serve on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission and as a member of the Board of Supervisors the following year. In 2003, Newsom was elected as the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in a hundred years. Newsom was reelected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
Newsom was formerly married to Fox News contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle and has four young children with his wife, filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom. He hosted The Gavin Newsom Show on Current TV and wrote the 2013 book Citizenville.
In February 2015, Newsom announced his candidacy for Governor of California in 2018. Wikipedia