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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameGavin Christopher Newsom
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gavin Newsom is the son of an appellate court judge and came from an old, privileged San Francisco family. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1989, and with a loan from the wealthy Getty family, he started the PlumpJack Wine Shop in 1992. The business eventually grew to a multi-million dollar empire with over 700 employees, including restaurants, theaters, a wine label, and a hotel/ski resort. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1996 to 2004, where he became well-known for his "Care Not Cash" initiative, which reformed the city's homeless policy by slashing cash benefits to the homeless. Newsom was elected the 42nd mayor of San Francisco in 2004, the youngest mayor of that city in over a century. In February 2004, he made national headlines when he allowed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Siebel Newsom (26 July 2008 - present) (4 children)
Kimberly Guilfoyle (8 December 2001 - 28 February 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Chosen by Time Magazine as one of 17 "People Who Matter" for 2004.
Mayor of San Francisco (2004-11).
Became engaged to actress/producer/humanitarian Jennifer Siebel Newsom on December 29, 2007.
Nephew of Cindy Gilmore.
Lieutenant-Governor of California (2011-present).
Father, with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, of son Hunter Siebel Newson, born on June 12, 2011.
Father, with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, of daughter Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom, born on September 18, 2009.
Father with Jennifer Siebel Newsom of a 2nd daughter, Brooklynn Siebel Newsom, born on July 3, 2013.
Said in a 2014 interview with the San Francisco Examiner that the impetus to marry same-sex couples in San Francisco was the 2004 State of the Union address (to which he was invited) in which President George W. Bush advocated a ban to such marriages through a constitutional amendment.

Personal Quotes (2)

There is some belief that [US President Barack Obama] actually doesn't believe in same-sex marriage. But it's fundamentally inexcusable for a member of the Democratic Party to stand on the principle that separate is now equal, but only on the basis of sexual orientation. We've always fought for the rights of minorities and against the whims of majorities.
I want President [Barack Obama] to succeed. But, I am very upset by what he's not done in terms of rights of gays and lesbians. I understand it tactically in a campaign, but at this point, I don't know.

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