Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California (Democrat), Mayor of San Francisco (Democrat), Statement when beginning his job as mayor of San Francisco, Quoted in <i>Time</i>, April 25, 2005
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Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th and current governor of California, since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. He was sworn in as Governor of California on January 7, 2019. He is a national progressive figure who was a prominent early advocate for same-sex marriage, immigrant rights, universal health care, gun control, and the legalization of cannabis.