Gavin Newsom could not wait to leave the Mayor’s Office, bemoaning the fact that he had so much work to do in his final days — little details such as securing the America’s Cup for San Francisco.
And then you view his first agenda as California lieutenant governor and you have to wonder: Why the rush?
“Newsom to kick-off higher education listening tour,” in San Diego, his press office declared, “the beginning of a statewide conversation on higher education.’’ Read More
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be sworn in Monday afternoon in Sacramento as the 49th lieutenant governor of California.Newsom, 43, a Democrat, served seven years as mayor of San Francisco. He is known for implementing the Care Not Cash program on homelessness and allowing same-sex marriages in The City during a brief period in 2004.A political moderate, Newsom was sometimes criticized by progressives for his ties to The City’s business community and developers. Read More
In late October 2009, Mayor Gavin Newsom shocked his supporters when he dropped out of the race to be the next governor of California.
He had long been pegged a rising star in the Democratic Party, but his campaign account was showing otherwise — he had only raised $3 million, which political analysts said was not enough to buy him even a week of advertising on TV. Read More
The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee is holding a specially scheduled hearing Monday to vote on nine appointments Mayor Gavin Newsom has made on his way out. Newsom is going to be sworn in as the state’s Lieutenant Governor. Read More
The chances of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom delaying his swearing-in Monday as lieutenant governor of California have changed from highly improbable to "likely," a mayoral spokesman said today. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says the final stretch of the race for lieutenant governor is "getting ugly." Read More
Perhaps it’s a sign of a tight race, or maybe the race is not going as well as either candidate expected. Whatever the reason, both Mayor Gavin Newsom and his Republican opponent Abel Maldonado decided to use today – the deadline for turning over campaign finance records – to launch public campaigns against each other. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom cannot rely on the polls to give him a boost as Election Day nears.
Recent polling shows the mayor’s popularity is shrinking, which means Newsom must work harder to gain voter attention with campaign money in the race for lieutenant governor.
The mayor is known for his disdain of hitting up donors for cash but desperate times calls for desperate measures. Read More
The race for lieutenant governor has gotten tense as the two candidates – Abel Maldonado and Mayor Gavin Newsom – have recently become more prolific with their back-and-forth attacks and accusations. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom might be losing steam in the race for lieutenant governor. The most recent poll shows that Newsom, the Democratic candidate, and his opponent Republican Abel Maldonado are tied, according to a SurveyUSA poll released Thursday. Read More