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Poll: Gavin Newsom still leads field in California governor’s race
Mercury News
September 14, 2017

It’s still nine months away, but Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to lead the pack of contenders in next June’s “top two” primary election for governor, according to a UC Berkeley poll released Friday.

 


Interior Secretary Zinke is coming, raising fear of public land loss: Gavin Newsom
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2017

Californians from all walks of life derive personal benefit from access to national monuments, parks and other outdoor places. National monuments also help drive the Golden State’s thriving outdoor economy. In parts of the state where logging and mining were once the economic mainstays, today outdoor recreation is generating approximately $85 billion in annual consumer spending, supporting 730,000 jobs and providing an estimated $6.7 billion in state and local tax revenue. Beyond that, these public spaces pay homage to our shared history and raise the overall quality of life in surrounding communities.


California should eliminate cash bail: Gavin Newsom
Daily Breeze
September 12, 2017

Today in America, people are in jail solely because they don’t have enough money. They haven’t been convicted of anything — they simply can’t afford to pay pre-trial bail.

Over-incarceration has failed us in America. The United States has 5 percent of the global population yet 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. In 2013 there were more African Americans incarcerated, on probation, or on parole in the U.S. than were enslaved in 1850. Most people in American jails have not yet been to trial, and the vast majority remain locked up merely because they can’t afford cash bail.


Governor frontrunner Gavin Newsom calls for a more business-friendly state
Orange County Register
August 30, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the early frontrunner to become California’s next governor, may be best known for championing liberal causes — including gay marriage and legal recreational pot — but a central message during an Orange County stop Wednesday was the need for the state to become more business-friendly.


Newsom brings gubernatorial campaign to area
Ceres Courier
August 2, 2017

A large turnout of citizens showed up at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union office in Salida last week to hear from Gavin Newsom, California's lieutenant governor who wants to succeed Jerry Brown as governor.

Newsom appears to be the frontrunner among Democrats heading into the June 8, 2018 primary for office of governor.


Gavin Newsom raises more money for his gubernatorial bid than Villaraigosa, Chiang and Eastin combined
Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2017

Gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom raised more money this year than his three top Democratic rivals combined, continuing his front-runner status in the money race.


Newsom feels spreading the wealth is a basic belief
The Union
July 31, 2017

Gavin Newsom has a reported net worth of more than $10 million, an ownership interest in more than a dozen businesses from wineries to hotels and a steadfast, almost lifelong friendship with plutocrat Gordon Getty.

Yet he's running for governor (and has led the polls since he declared for the office well over a year ago) as an advocate of poor people.


Gavin Newsom talks health care, taxes and more at campaign stop in Salida
Modesto Bee
July 26, 2017

Gavin Newsom brought his campaign for governor to a Salida union hall on Tuesday evening, with messages about health care, homelessness, taxes and other topics.

The Democratic lieutenant governor said he would work to increase home construction in Califormia and assure that its public universities are affordable. He supports high-speed rail, with caveats, and wants undocumented immigrants to feel safe.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on the 2018 gubernatorial race and his plans for California
SCPR
July 19, 2017

It’s still early in the California gubernatorial race for 2018. But the state’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has consistently lead with nearly $3.6 million in fundraising from January to June 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Newsom has held political office since 1997, and gained notoriety as a member on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He then became mayor of that city before taking a seat as lieutenant governor in 2010 under Jerry Brown.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts National Rifle Assn. recruitment video, saying it could lead to violence
Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2017

Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom called on the National Rifle Assn. to take down a controversial new video that he argued villanizes political rivals and could lead to violence.

“Come after politicians. Come after policy makers. Come after ME,” Newsom wrote on his Facebook page Thursday. But “do not implicitly call for demonstrations of force against your fellow Americans in a country that is already reeling. You are powerful. People are listening to you. And your message could lead to tragedy.”


Democratic elder John Burton endorses Gavin Newsom for governor
San Francisco Chronicle
June 20, 2017

For John Burton, the question was never about whether he was going to endorse Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor, but only when.

Burton, recently freed from the political shackles of his job as chairman of the California Democratic Party, made that endorsement official this week, giving the former San Francisco mayor his blessing in next June’s crowded Democratic primary.

 


CA-Gov: Gavin Newsom (D) Reveals Plan To Expand Computer Science Education To All California Schools
Daily Kos
June 15, 2017

Only a quarter of California's high schools offer computer science. And sadly, that disparity is punctuated by striking gender and racial gaps. That is unacceptable. California is better than this.

Today, I'm calling for Computer Science For All to make sure every California student has access to computer science education.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom touts California’s green economy in Sonoma County event
Press Democrat
June 10, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday took to a stage in Santa Rosa before a crowd of leading North Bay environmentalists to tout activism and government policies that have made California a global leader in the green economy.

“California is a climate of hope. If you don’t like the way the world looks when you’re standing up, stand on your head, because remarkable things are happening at the local level,” Newsom said.


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom visits Santa Barbara voters
KEYT
June 7, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom paid a visit to Santa Barbara on Wednesday.

Newsom met with voters and grassroots activists at La Casa de la Raza community center. He is acting governor while Gov. Jerry Brown is China on a business trip making plans to combat climate change. But Newsom is also one of four candidates running for governor in 2018.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on California Democrats to be the 'resistance' to Trump
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told California Democrats on Saturday that they must be the resistance to President Trump and offer an alternative vision for the rest of the world.

“We are all Californians. Wear it with pride. This is our moment,” the gubernatorial candidate said to thousands of delegates and activists gathered at the state party’s annual convention in Sacramento. “California Democrats: Let’s show the world that Donald Trump is the last vestige of a darker, obsolete past and offer a bold, new vision for a progressive and prosperous future.”


California cracks down on last beachfront sand-mining operation in U.S.
Mercury News
May 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the State Lands Commission, an agency that regulates offshore oil drilling in state waters and submerged tidal lands, sent a letter to CEMEX officials demanding that the company obtain a lease from the commission and begin paying royalties, or shut down.

“Stealing public resources for private profit without a lease is a violation of the state constitution,” said Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, chairman of the State Lands Commission. “This mine is a relic of an era that California and the nation rejected a long time ago, and it is past time that CEMEX engage in a dialogue on the future of operations.”


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom sets the standard for financial disclosure
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is releasing six years of tax returns. It’s partly to answer questions about his finances, which are in the 1 percent stratosphere, and partly to pressure his competitors in next year’s race to do the same.

In either case, it’s a welcome move. Voters should know the financial background of candidates, especially in a age in which wealthy contenders seek top elected offices. Where their money comes from, what tax rates they pay and what loopholes they tap are worth knowing. Yes, we’re talking about President Trump and his refusal to divulge his returns.


Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to visit Barrio Logan College Institute
KUSI
May 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will visit the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) after school program in San Diego Thursday at 4:30pm.

Located in a traditionally low-income community, BLCI promotes higher education as a ticket out of poverty. It is the only after school program in San Diego that offers college preparation services beginning in 3rd grade, and ensures that 100% of its students enroll in college.
 


San Francisco's universal health care plan eyed as model for California
Mercury News
April 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO - Maria Consuelo believes she's alive today because of a groundbreaking program this left-leaning city created a decade ago - one that guarantees health coverage to every one of its 864,000 residents.

It's made San Francisco the only place in the country where truly universal health coverage exists, similar to what's available in every other developed nation. Called Healthy San Francisco, it offers health care to those who can't afford private insurance and are ineligible for other government health programs.


Newsom shreds Pence over vote to block Planned Parenthood money
Associated Press
March 30, 2017

The second-ranking politician in California is calling out the No. 2 official in the federal government for "astounding" hypocrisy after a United States Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding.  

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom sounded off on Facebook after Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate on Thursday. The legislation was rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.


Poll: Newsom tops list of candidates for governor
Mercury News
March 29, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is maintaining a clear edge over other declared candidates in the 2018 California governor’s race, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.


Newsom stops in Hollister on his quest to be governor
Benito Link
March 6, 2017

Though he may have been 45 minutes late for his own “meet and greet” at San Benito High School on Saturday, March 4, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom had to know by the enthusiastic standing ovation from the crowd of seemingly like-minded county residents that he was in a friendly neighborhood. The former mayor of San Francisco and current lieutenant governor made a whistle stop of sorts in Hollister to speak and press the flesh as he campaigns for the governorship. And there was no shortage of eager folks who sought to get closer to the Democratic candidate for selfies and handshakes.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asks Trump for cooperation with California on marijuana regulation
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a leading supporter of Proposition 64, sent a letter to President Trump on Friday, urging him not to carry through with threats to launch a federal enforcement effort against recreational marijuana firms that will be legalized in California.

The letter, which was copied to Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, came a day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters, "I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement” against recreational-use marijuana.

Newsom’s letter attempts to persuade the president that a regulated market for adult-use marijuana is preferable to what has existed in the past.

“The war on marijuana has failed,” Newsom wrote. “It did not, and will not, keep marijuana out of kids’ hands.”


Newsom runs for governor, waging 140-character war against Trump
Sacramento Bee
Febraury 10, 2017

Six years into it and aspiring to move over to the governor’s suite, Newsom is using the position of lite guv to be everywhere. As a UC regent, he voted against a tuition hike. That heartens younger voters. As a State Lands Commission member, Newsom is challenging venture capitalist Vinod Khosla’s effort to restrict access over his property to Martins Beach in San Mateo County. That plays well to environmentalist activists.

Mostly Newsom is in the face of President Donald Trump, giving voice to horrified liberals by using the president’s medium of choice to regularly tweet smack to his 1.29 million followers.


Gavin Newsom joins travel ban protesters at SFO
Mercury News
February 2, 2017

As hundreds of outraged protesters descended on SFO last week to protest President Donald Trump‘s travel ban on refugees, they were joined by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Newsom, dressed in a dark suit and fresh out of a Chinese New Year event in San Francisco, said he didn’t go to the airport as lieutenant governor, but as someone who felt “sick to my stomach” about the travel ban.


Newsom holds early fundraising lead in 2018 governor’s race
San Francisco Chronicle
January 3, 2017

Fundraising is already ramping up for California’s 2018 gubernatorial race, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has an early lead over his announced competitors.

According to memo his campaign sent to donors Tuesday, Newsom raised $2.7 million in the second half of 2016, giving him a total of $11.5 million cash on hand. That’s far more than his major announced rivals, who include state Treasurer John Chiang, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin.

Newsom’s camp reported having more than 30,000 individual donors. Thanks in part to winning two statewide races and having a national profile, Newsom also led the field of announced and potential 2018 candidates in a November Field Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley Poll, with 23 percent of the registered voters surveyed.


Gavin Newsom calls on UC and CSU to shield students from deportation under Trump Administration
The Mercury News
November 17, 2016

California’s public colleges and universities should be declared “sanctuary campuses” and protect law-abiding students from the threat of deportation, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote in a letter to leaders of Cal State, UC and the community college system.

“We must take urgent stock of current policies and vulnerabilities pertaining to the personal data held and processed by the University of California, to shield students from federal agencies under a Trump administration,” he wrote.


Gavin Newsom favored for California governor – followed by two Republicans
Sacramento Bee
November 14, 2016

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the early favorite to succeed fellow Democrat Jerry Brown in the 2018 gubernatorial race, as the state’s second-in-command holds large advantages among Democrats and independents, according to a new Field Poll.

Newsom, leading with support from 23 percent of registered voters, is followed by a pair of rising Republicans: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (16 percent) and outgoing Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin (11 percent).

 

 


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom talks about dyslexia with ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
ABC7 News
February 16, 2016

As many as 8.5 million American school children may have dyslexia. Here in California, our own Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has the learning disorder. He spoke with ABC7 News about how he's passionate about raising awareness about dyslexia because it affects him every day.

"I think for me it was two things - one, it was very difficult for me in terms of my own academic experience," he said. "School was a terrible and terrorizing experience. I will just be candid with you -- spelling, reading, writing."


California nurses union endorses Gavin Newsom in governor's race
Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2015

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was greeted by raucous applause and blasts of confetti Wednesday as he took the stage to receive his first major endorsement in his 2018 campaign for governor from a labor union representing nurses in California.

The Democratic hopeful was swarmed by dozens of attendees who ran onto the stage to snap selfies as rock music blasted through the conference center ballroom. Newsom joked the scene felt as if he had already won the race, which is three years away.   

The endorsement from the California Nurses Assn. was "one of the the easiest endorsements" the union has ever made, said Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro. She said the union's board did not interview any other potential candidates.

They selected Newsom because he launched the country's first universal healthcare initiative while he was mayor of San Francisco, three years before President Obama's healthcare package was approved by Congress, she said.


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