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Gavin Newsom

Personal data
Date of birthOctober 10, 1967(age 48)
Place of birthSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseKimberly Guilfoyle (2001 � 2006, divorced)
Jennifer Siebel (2008 � present)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma materSanta Clara University (Bachelor of ArtsB.A.)
ReligionRoman Catholicism
49th Lieutenant Governor of California
Assumed officeJanuary 10, 2011
GovernorJerry Brown
Preceded byAbel Maldonado
42nd Mayor of San Francisco
In officeJanuary 3, 2004 - January 10, 2011
Succeeded byEdwin M. Lee
Preceded byWillie Brown
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from the 2nd District
In office1997 - 2004
Succeeded byMichela Alioto-Pier
Preceded byDistrict created in 2000; prior terms were on a city-wide seat. Appointed to Kevin Shelley's seat.

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Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician who is the 49th and current Lieutenant Governor of California. Previously, he was the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, and was elected in 2003 to succeed Willie Brown, becoming San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years. Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote. In 2010, Samepoint released a study that measured the social media influence of mayors around the country, and ranking the top 100 most social mayors. San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom was named the Most Social Mayor in America according to the Samepoint study.

Newsom graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, in 1985, and in 1989 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. His PlumpJack Wine Shop, founded in 1992, grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, and now includes bars, restaurants, and a Lake Tahoe hotel called Squaw Valley Inn. 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 the Green Party's Matt Gonzalez 53% to 47% in a run-off in his race for mayor in 2003, becoming the youngest mayor of San Francisco since John W. Geary.

In March 2010, he announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, setting off speculation about possible successors if he were to win. In June 2010, he received the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Newsom won the 2010 lieutenant governor election on November 2, 2010.

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