Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom was elected the 40th governor of California in 2019 after serving as lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2019. He previously served as the mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. A Democrat, he has often sparred with President Donald Trump. He initially made national news when he issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004 as mayor of San Francisco when it was not yet legal in the state.