[96] By August 2020, 55,000 signatures were submitted and verified by the secretary of state, and 890 new valid signatures were submitted by October 2020. [1] Newsom paid $500 to the San Francisco Republican Party to appear on the party's endorsement slate in 2000 while running for Supervisor. [77], In July 2015, Newsom released the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy's final report, which he had convened with the American Civil Liberties Union of California in 2013. Newsom wanted California to cut ties with Walgreens. [99] Newsom's attendance at a party at The French Laundry in November 2020, despite his public health measures;[100] voter anger over lockdowns, job losses, school and business closures;[101] and a $31 billion fraud scandal at the state unemployment agency[102] were credited for the recall's growing support. Assembly Bill 2571 prohibited the marketing of firearms such as the JR-15 to children. [33], Newsom was sworn in as mayor on January 3, 2004. He asked restaurants to stop serving meals inside their establishments and offer take-out meals only. [74], Newsom was reelected as lieutenant governor on November 4, 2014, defeating Republican Ron Nehring with 57.2% of the vote. Despite Newsom's administration enacting some of the country's toughest pandemic restrictions, California had the 29th-highest death rate out of all 50 states by May 2021. ", "Newsom signs bill establishing Office of Health Care Affordability after negotiations", "No, Gov. Newsom was a shooting guard in basketball and an outfielder in baseball. You cannot deny that. But what's his Plan B? [44], The San Francisco Chronicle declared in August 2007 that Newsom faced no "serious threat to his re-election bid", having raised $1.6 million for his reelection campaign by early August. Dems blast mayor in sanctuary city case", "Top Policy Groups Take Action to Create Healthy Communities, Prevent Childhood Obesity", "S.F. 10/30/2022 07:01 AM EDT. [11][29] The measure passed with 56.6% of the vote. Above, Newsom wears a California state-themed face mask . [71] He received the Democratic nomination in June[72] and won the election on November 2, 2010. [189] On September 23, 2020, Newsom signed an executive order to phase out sales of gasoline-powered vehicles and require all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. [107], After U.S. After its release, Newsom began to work with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society at the University of California, Berkeley, on the California Report Card (CRC). If Governor Newsom is recalled, how long will the new governor be in office? Although he's said he has "subzero interest" in being president, there. California Governor Gavin Newsom attends California Governor Gavin Newsom's press conference for the official reopening of the state of California at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 15, 2021 . [3], Newsom attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science with a major in political science. [60][61][62][63], In April 2009, Newsom announced his candidacy for governor of California in the 2010 election. Newsom's threat to sue Trump upends peace talks on California water wars", "Newsom will travel to El Salvador next month in first international trip as California governor", "Is Gavin Newsom campaigning in El Salvador? [73] Newsom was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 10, 2011, and served under Governor Jerry Brown. [11] Brown appointed Newsom to a vacant seat on the Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996, and he was later elected president of the commission. [15] Newsom's annual income was greater than $429,000 from 1996 to 2001. Newsom signs sweeping police reform bills, will strip badges from officers for misconduct", "Newsom signs law allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prisons according to gender identity", "Gov. The Governor and California Attorney General Rob Bonta also announced the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) intends to . [264] Newsom admitted the affair the next day and apologized to the public, saying he was "deeply sorry" for his "personal lapse of judgment". Mayor Newsom engaged to be married", "Newsom, Siebel plan Montana wedding in July", "Gavin Newsom's New Baby Named After Town of Dutch Flat", "Gavin Newsom Buys House In Marin County", "More Bay Area transplants: Gavin Newsom bought Sacramento's most expensive home in 2019", "Photos: Amid recall madness, Gavin Newsom sells Marin County home in lucrative $5.9 million off-market deal", "Gavin Newsom, the Next Head of the California Resistance", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gavin_Newsom&oldid=1151071607, This page was last edited on 21 April 2023, at 18:20. California Gov. [31], Newsom's signature achievement as a supervisor was a voter initiative called Care Not Cash (Measure N), which offered care, supportive housing, drug treatment, and help from behavioral health specialists for the homeless in lieu of direct cash aid from the state's general assistance program. [10] Newsom's aunt was married to Ron Pelosi, the brother-in-law of then Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. He assumed office in 2019. [176], On June 23, 2021, the NPR station CapRadio reported that Newsom and Cal Fire had falsely claimed in January 2020 that 90,000 acres (36,000ha) of land at risk for wildfires had been treated with fuel breaks and prescribed burns; the actual treated area was 11,399 acres (4,613ha), an overstatement of 690%. He claimed the initiative would save California millions of dollars, citing statistics that California had spent $5 billion since 1978 to execute just 13 people.[76]. [205] The rate declined over the course of the three legislative sessions. [172] Most of this debt was unrelated to the federally funded pandemic unemployment programs that had experienced most of the fraud, and instead was due to longstanding underfunding and California's high rate of unemployment during the pandemic. [92], In 2015, Newsom partnered with the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at California Polytechnic State University to launch Digital Democracy, an online tool that uses facial and voice recognition to enable users to navigate California legislative proceedings. As mayor, Newsom focused on development projects in Hunters Point and Treasure Island. [42], When the August 10, 2007, filing deadline passed, San Francisco's discussion shifted to talk about Newsom's second term. Newsom was elected lieutenant governor of California in 2010, defeating incumbent Republican Abel Maldonado, and reelected in 2014. [123] In December 2019, Newsom granted parole to a Cambodian refugee who had been held in a California prison due to a murder case. Newsom signs law requiring California prisons to house transgender inmates by gender identity", "Gov. 1. [3][16][58], During the 2008 election, Newsom opposed Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to reverse the Supreme Court of California ruling that there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. California is too big for its own good. [111] In an interview with Joy Reid, Newsom was asked whether he would appoint a Black woman to replace Dianne Feinstein if she were to retire from the Senate or die before her term ended in 2024; Newsom replied that he would. [156] By the end of June, he had ordered seven counties to close bars and nightspots, and recommended eight other counties take action on their own to close those businesses due to a surge of coronavirus cases in some parts of the state. SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023, charting the path to phasing out one of the most effective and necessary tools that California has used to combat COVID-19. [192] In November 2019, he imposed a moratorium on approval of new hydraulic fracturing and steam-injected oil drilling in the state until the permits for those projects could be reviewed by an independent panel of scientists. Two years on, it hasn't completed a single project", "Newsom's office crafted law protecting PG&E after company's crimes killed 84 people | FIRE POWER MONEY Investigation", "AB-1054 Public utilities: wildfires and employee protection", "California government defends PG&E bailout law in court", "Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback", "Newsom administration sends mixed signals on delta endangered species protections", "Attorney General Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration for Failing to Protect Endangered Species in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers", "Newsom will announce new plans for a satellite to track climate change", "Newsom's address to the Democratic National Convention, emphasizing climate change and praising Joe Biden and Kamala Harris", "California to phase out sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035", "Gov. In 2021, Governor Newsom said that he saw no conflict in his wife's nonprofit accepting donations from companies that lobby his administration. Governors of California - Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom 2019-present Significant Facts Born: October 10, 1967 in San Francisco, California Married: Jennifer Siebel on July 26, 2008, in Stevensville, Montana Political Party: Democrat Family Father: William Alfred Newsom III Mother: Tessa Thomas Menzies Wife: Jennifer Siebel Newsom Most Californians approved of Newsom's handling of the crisis and were more concerned about reopening too early than too late, but there were demonstrations and protests against these policies. They had separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old. [234] This and other actions created tension with the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, a labor union representing 450,000 members. [21], At the time of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse in March 2023, it was acknowledged that at least three of Newsom's wine companies, PlumpJack, Cade and Odette, were Silicon Valley Bank clients. [141] By April 26, he had issued 30 executive orders under the state of emergency while the legislature had not been in session. He sponsored Proposition B to require Muni and other city departments to develop detailed customer service plans. [125] Newsom wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times saying Sirhan "still lacks the insight that would prevent him from making the kind of dangerous and destructive decisions he made in the past. Tourk immediately resigned. [139] His statewide order to stay at home became mandatory on March 19. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who has been the 40th governor of California since 2019. [178] The same day CapRadio revealed the oversight, leaked emails showed that Newsom's handpicked Cal Fire chief had ordered the removal of the original statement. All California firms have been taxed at 8.84% since 1997. "[127][128], In September 2021, Newsom signed legislation raising the minimum age to become a police officer from 18 to 21. Here are His Options", "Gavin Newsom directs California police officers to stop training use of carotid hold", "California Gov. Not what we want. Gavin Newsom calls for nationwide background checks on ammo purchases", "Gilroy festival shooter obtained 'weapons of goddamned mass destruction,' Newsom says", "When masculinity turns 'toxic': A gender profile of mass shootings", "California Appeals Court Ruling Upending Assault Weapons Ban", "California's governor pledges to model an assault weapons ban on Texas abortion law", "Governor Newsom Takes Action to Further Restrict Ghost Guns and Protect California Kids from Gun Violence", "Gavin Newsom signs new gun safety laws targeting illegal weapons, marketing to kids", "Newsom signs California gun bill modeled after Texas abortion law", "Newsom signs gun law modeled after Texas abortion ban, setting up Supreme Court fight", "California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned", "California governor signs law that makes abortions cheaper", "Twenty-One States Announce Historic Governor-Led Reproductive Freedom Alliance", "Newsom to shut Walgreens out of California state business following abortion pill decision | CNN Politics", "Gov. Newsom vetoes requirement for ethnic studies course in high school", "Newsom vetoes jaywalking bill aimed at easing fines, targeted enforcement", "How the pandemic reshaped California politics in 2020", "Newsom executive orders test constitutional bounds and legislative goodwill", "California Gov. [134] The emergency declaration allowed state agencies to more easily procure equipment and services, share information on patients and alleviated restrictions on the use of state-owned properties and facilities. [15] Tessa opened their home to foster children, instilling in Newsom the importance of public service. He faced criticism for his personal behavior and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was followed by an attempt to recall him from office. Newsom filed initial paperwork to run for lieutenant governor in February 2010,[70] and officially announced his candidacy in March. Newsom also announced that mitigation policies for the state's estimated 108,000 unsheltered homeless people would be prioritized, with a significant push to move them indoors. [75], Newsom supported a failed measure in 2012 that sought to end capital punishment in California. He had originally put the property up for sale in early 2019 for $5.895 million, but removed the property from the market after a price reduction to $5.695 million. [11][33][34] In a city audit conducted four years after the inception of program and released in 2008, the program was evaluated as largely successful. [30] Newsom sponsored a ballot measure from Rescue Muni; a version of the measure was approved by voters in November 1999. No other way to describe it. "After an initial jump during his first year in . [247] Other bills Newsom signed required localities "to approve or deny various building permits within a strict timeline" and streamlined student and faculty housing projects by allowing California colleges to skip onerous review processes for new projects. [249] In a signing ceremony for the latter two bills, Newsom warned local governments, which have a history of blocking and delaying housing developments, that they would be held accountable for future housing obstructionism. As a candidate for mayor, he supported building 10,000 new housing units to create 15,000 new construction jobs. [53] He hosted the Urban-Rural Roundtable in 2008 to explore ways to promote regional food development and increased access to healthy, affordable food. [267] The couple announced their engagement in December 2007,[268][269] and they were married in Stevensville, Montana, in July 2008. Gavin has been in office for barely three years now and hopes to continue his tenure later in the year in November. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Newsom administration's request to offer meal service during school closures, which included families being able to pick up those meals at libraries, parks, or other off-campus locations. Gavin Newsom", "California Gov. State of California Gavin Newsom, Governor Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun 660 Davis Street., San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: (415) 397-2253 Fax: (415) 397-9463 E-mail: bopc@bopc.ca.gov www.bopc.ca.gov 1 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING [28] He was one of two supervisors endorsed by Rescue Muni, a transit riders group, in his 1998 reelection. [86], In 2016, Newsom passed a series of reforms at the University of California to give student-athletes additional academic and injury-related support, and to ensure that contracts for athletic directors and coaches emphasized academic progress. Gavin Newsom promotes using state-owned trailers to house homeless people", "Newsom signs long-awaited bills to increase housing density in California", "Bill Text SB-7 Environmental quality: Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2021", "Newsom signs major bills to increase housing density in urban centers", "California bans mandated parking near transit to fight high housing prices, climate change", "California Gov. [224] He indicated that he wanted to cancel Walgreens' $54 million contract with the California state prison system. [226] In 2021, Newsom signed legislation expanding Medi-Cal eligibility to undocumented residents over age 50. President Joe Biden and Governor Gavin Newsom enter the stage at Long Beach City College on the final day of campaigning against the recall in Long Beach on Sept. 13, 2021. . Siebel Newsom received $2.3 million in salary from the nonprofit since launching it in 2011. [11] He attended kindergarten and first grade at Ecole Notre Dame Des Victoires, a French-American bilingual school in San Francisco, but eventually transferred out, due to the severe dyslexia that still affects him. [4] Upon taking office for a second term, Newsom promised to focus on the environment, homelessness, health care, education, housing, and rebuilding San Francisco General Hospital.[46][47]. [140] Activity "needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction" was excluded from the order. [254] He was also concerned about the tens of thousands of Salvadorans who were fleeing the smallest country in Central America for the U.S. each year. They married at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church on the campus of the University of San Francisco, where Guilfoyle had attended law school. [35], Newsom placed first in the November 4, 2003, general election in a nine-person field. [11], 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 wine store. That was in 2003, when Democratic Gov. [7] Newsom was elected to a second term in the 2022 election. We explain", "Gavin Newsom recall, Governor of California (20192021)", "The origin of the Newsom recall had nothing to do with COVID-19. Then federal law got in the way", "Where Gov. [160] The vaccination rate began increasing in January, with over half the population fully vaccinated as of September 2021,[161] the percentage ranking #16 out of the 50 states. As worrisome as those aspects of one-party rule may be, we have now entered still another political phase in California one-man rule. [247] One bill eliminated minimum parking requirements for housing near mass transit stations throughout the state. Yet the pandemic has worsened in recent. [225], Newsom campaigned on reducing the cost of health care and increasing access. [33] He ran as a business-friendly centrist Democrat and a moderate in San Francisco politics; some of his opponents called him conservative. He was elected governor in the 2018 election. [12] Newsom's parents divorced in 1972 when he was a boy. To participate, developers must apply directly through the governor's office. Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Chris Daly considered running, but both declined. [94] On June 5, 2018, he finished in the top two in the nonpartisan blanket primary, and he defeated Republican John H. Cox by a landslide in the November 6 general election. [197] In 2021, the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Newsom administration over the continued sale of oil and gas leases, and Consumer Watchdog called for the end of their sale. Assembly Bill 1621 restricts privately manufactured ghost guns, which were found to be linked to over 100 violent crimes in Los Angeles. 's 2 top vote-getters face off Dec. 9", "Mayor Newsom's goal: a 'common purpose' Challenges Ahead: From potholes to the homeless", "Mayor's challenge: finishing what he started", "San Francisco Newsom faces few hurdles to re-election Position available: Progressives rally but fail to find a candidate", "Newsom lacks serious challengers, but lineup is full of characters", "When Newsom gets a free pass for 4 more years, nobody wins", "Far-out in front Newsom is raising war-size war chest", "Newsom's $139,700 office spending spree", "Newsom's 2nd Act His Priorities: Environment, homelessness, education, housing, rebuilding S.F. Gov. [246], In 2022, Newsom signed 39 bills into law intended to address California's housing crisis, three of which entailed major land use reform. 62 would get rid of a system "that is administered with troubling racial disparities" and said that the death penalty was fundamentally immoral and did not deter crime. [119] Though a 2021 poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times suggested declining support for the death penalty among California's voters,[118][120] Republican opponents criticized Newsom's moves to halt capital punishment in California as defiance of the will of voters, and capital punishment advocates said they denied closure to murder victims' families. Two weeks ago, Gov. [142], On April 28, Newsom, along with the governors of Oregon and Washington, announced a "shared approach" for reopening their economies. Newsom identifies as a practicing Catholic,[257] saying that he has a "strong sense of faith that is perennial, day in and day out". [207][208][209], Newsom used a larger than normal number of executive orders during the 2020 legislative session. [212] Later that year, he responded to the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting by stating his support for the 2nd Amendment and saying he would like national cooperation controlling "weapons of goddamned mass destruction".

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