Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor

Sacramento, CA

Gavin Newsom was elected as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010. Lt. Gov. Newsom is the chief architect of California’s Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda, which charts a path for better infrastructure , a focus on manufacturing, building up exports and other pillars of California’s success.

Prior to his seat as Lieutenant Governor, Newsom served as Mayor of San Francisco where he courageously pioneered a number of progressive reforms, including universal healthcare for all city residents, fighting homelessness by providing shelter and programs for the homeless, and declaring San Francisco as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. He also served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1997 to 2002.

Last year, he published a book called “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government,” which explains how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy.