At a glance: Gavin Newsom

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: San Francisco mayor

Age: 43, born in San Francisco

City of residence: San Francisco

Personal: Wife, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom; 13-month-old daughter, Montana

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Santa Clara University

Career highlights: Served on San Francisco Board of Supervisors and on Parking and Traffic Commission. Legalized gay marriage in San Francisco. Approved city’s universal healthcare program. Co-founder of PlumpJack Wine Shop. PlumpJack Group also owns two wineries, the Carneros Inn, the Squaw Valley Inn and restaurants in Northern California.


Platform: Create jobs by expanding green technology. Opposes new fee increases for college and university systems. Opposes offshore drilling.

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