Who is Gavin Newsom?
Gavin Newsom is a big name in the political as well as business industry who has made his name because of his excellent career. He is a professional politician as well as a businessman. Currently, he is the Governor of California. Previously, he has taken the positions of Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from the 2nd district, 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, and 49th Lieutenant Governor of California.
Gavin was born on the 10th of October, 1967 under the name Gavin Christopher Newsom in San Francisco, California, U.S. He is the son of William Newsom III and Tessa Thomas Newsom. William was a state appeals court justice as well as an attorney for Getty Oil. Furthermore, he has a sister named Hilary Newson Callan, who is the president of PlumpJack Group.
By religion, Gavin is a catholic who was baptized during birth.
Talking about the educational qualifications, Gavin attended the Redwood High School located in Larkspur, Marin County, California. He later attended Santa Clara University and graduated with a political science degree in 1989.
Dating and Marriage
The dating history before his first marriage is unknown. He married Kimberly Guilfoyle in December of 2001. Kimberly was a San Francisco prosecutor as well as the legal commentator for Court TV, CNN and MSNBC. However, the couple divorced in February of 2006. Afterward, there were speculations about the new romance between Gavin and Ruby Rippey-Tourk in 2005. In 2006, he dated Jennifer Siebel, a film director. The couple engaged in 2007 and married in July of 2008. The couple has four children together; two daughters named Montana Tessa Newsom and Brooklyn Newsom and two sons named Hunter Siebel Newsom and Dutch Newsom.
The Business Career of Gavin Newsom
Newsom created a company named PlumpJack Associates L.P. with his investors on the 14th of May, 1991. His company quickly grew with more than 700 employees and turned into an enterprise. However, he sold his shares of his businesses in 2004 to pursue a professional political career.
The Political Career of Gavin Newsom
Newsom supported Willie Brown in his successful mayoral campaign in 1995. He did so by hosting a private fundraiser in his cafe. Newsom then became the president of the Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996. Later, in 1997, Newsom became the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors and was appointed by Willie Brown. The position was previously taken by Kevin Shelley. He took this position from the 8th of January, 1997. He worked in this position for a total of 7 years. Gavin left the position on the 8th of January, 2004. Michela Alioto-Pier took this position later.
Mayor of San Francisco
Newsom decided to take part in the elections for the mayor position in 2003. He won the general election of the 4th of November, 2003 with 41.9 percent of the votes against Matt Gonzalez. Kevin Shelley had this position previously. He joined the office for the mayor on the 8th of January, 2004. He promised the citizens of California to solve the issues of potholes, affordable housing and public schools in the area. Newsom participated in the re-election in 2007 against 13 candidates. However, Newsom won the re-election with 72% of the votes on the 6th of November, 2007. He left the position on the 10th of January, 2011. His position was later taken by Ed Lee.
Lieutenant Governor of California
Newsom decided to run for the Governor position and announced this news in April of 2009. With the support and endorsement of Bill Clinton, he started his campaign immediately. However, his campaign was unsuccessful. Therefore, he dropped out of the race. He then went for the Lieutenant Governor position in February of 2010 and announced the news in March. Gavin won the elections on the 2nd of November, 2010 and swore to the position on the 10th of January, 2011. This position was previously taken by Abel Maldonado.
Furthermore, Gavin re-elected to the position on the 4th of November, 2014. He won the elections again with 57.2% of the votes against Ron Nehring. he left the position on the 7th of January, 2019. Later, Eleni Kounalakis took this position.
Governor of California
Newson entered the elections for the 2018 governor elections as a candidate. He defeated John H. Cox in the gubernatorial elections on the 6th of November, 2018 and became the 40th Governor of California. previously, Jerry Brown was the Governor of California. He started office from the 7th of January, 2019. The lieutenant governor under him is Eleni Kounalakis.
The Net Worth of Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom is a huge personality in the business and political industry. His net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. He earns money by his business career and salary from the government.
Gavin Newsom is quite active on social media. His Instagram id is @gavinnewsom. He has more than 146.7k followers on Instagram with more than 739 posts. Furthermore, his Twitter is @GavinNewsom. He has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. His website is www.gov.ca.gov.