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Gavin is widely recognized for his bold willingness to lead — repeatedly developing, advocating, and implementing innovative and groundbreaking solutions to some of our most challenging issues.
On a wide range of topics including same-sex marriage, gun safety, marijuana, the death penalty, universal health care, access to preschool, paid family leave, technology, criminal justice reform, sugary drinks, and the minimum wage, Gavin stuck his neck out and did the right thing, which often led to sweeping changes when his policies were ultimately accepted, embraced, and replicated across the state and nation.
Gavin is married to Jennifer Siebel Newsom. He attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship, graduating in with a B. After college, Gavin sold orthotics and worked as an assistant at a real estate firm. In , Gavin recruited investors and founded PlumpJack, a wine shop, which he grew into a thriving enterprise of 21 businesses including wineries, restaurants, and hotels.
As Mayor, Gavin balanced seven consecutive budgets on time during national economic instability without laying off a single teacher, police officer, or firefighter.
By promoting growth and redevelopment in blighted or underutilized communities, rebuilding critical infrastructure and through aggressive targeted efforts to attract and retain business, San Francisco today has become a magnet for the jobs and innovative companies of the future.
During the Great Recession, Gavin supported a subsidized employment program that put over 4, Californians to work. As Mayor, Gavin created a unique partnership with the school district, teachers and students to improve test scores, reduce truancy and promote a culture of learning from preschool through college.
Despite a national recession, Gavin successfully established college savings accounts for every entering kindergarten student, launched Preschool for All and Afterschool for All, and provided students with access to school-based wellness centers to address physical and mental health needs.
When he left office, the San Francisco Unified School District was the highest performing urban school district in the state.
As Lieutenant Governor, Gavin serves as a University of California Regent and California State University Trustee, working hard to keep tuition fees down, solve the student debt crisis and improve academic success rates across the board. Gavin recognizes the dynamic and changing workforce that lies ahead for California's students, which is why he championed legislation to provide every student with access to rigorous computer science classes to better prepare them both for college and the careers of tomorrow.
As Mayor, Gavin transformed San Francisco into one of the most environmentally friendly cities on earth, promoting environmental justice and forging a new sustainable path towards job creation and economic growth.
As Lieutenant Governor, Gavin has utilized his position on the State Lands Commission to ensure that California is addressing the complex challenges of its nuclear and clean energy future. He understands that through a combination of increased funding for affordable housing and practical incentives to spur construction, we can build the housing we need. Gavin also believes the state has a moral obligation to take care of its most vulnerable and get serious about ending homelessness.
Gavin pursued a strategy in San Francisco that aimed to break the cycle of dependency and move people into stable situations. Estuve una vez en Cuzco pero no lo conozco bien.
Getting to know him better, I can see he's a good person. Cuando llegamos a Madrid, salimos a caminar para conocer la ciudad. When we got to Madrid, we went out to walk around and get to know the city. You always talk to me about your home town, but when do I get to visit it? I want to go to Southeast Asia this summer. Ellos conocieron toda Europa durante su luna de miel. They saw all of Europe during their honeymoon.
I didn't recognize you without your glasses! Todos la conocen por su risa contagiosa. Everyone knows her by her contagious laugh. Estos guerreros no conocen el miedo. These warriors feel no fear. He knows full well the damage that war can cause.
Lazarus had yet to know a woman. Ella conoce este tema como la palma de su mano. She knows this topic like the back of her hand.
She speaks French and German because she was raised in Switzerland. El caso debe ser conocido por un gran jurado. The case must be tried by a grand jury. Se conoce que tienen problemas. It seems like they are having problems. The judge who tried the case may be recused by either party. He knows about that industry because his dad was an engineer. Me conozco mejor que nadie. I know myself better than anyone else.
Se conocen del colegio. They know each other from school. They met during an English class. Es una pena que no nos llegamos a conocer mejor.