Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for California lieutenant governor

Gavin Newsom

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: mayor of San Francisco

Age: 42; born in San Francisco

City of residence: San Francisco

Personal: wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom; baby daughter

Education: bachelor of science degree in political science, Santa Clara University, 1989

Career highlights: founded Plumjack wine shop and related businesses, 1991; appointed to San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission, 1996; appointed to city/county Board of Supervisors, 1997; elected supervisor, 1998, reelected in 2000 and 2002; elected mayor in 2003, reelected in 2007

Platform: conserve California's natural resources, oppose expansion of offshore oil drilling, keep state's open spaces accessible; support state's comprehensive clean-air act (SB32); push for more state money for higher education and reduce student fees

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