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.
Campaign website: https://www.gavinnewsom.com