Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 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.
Kenneth William Topper, a gay man and longtime state government worker in Sacramento, died April 17 at his home in Arden, North Carolina.
He was 65.According to an online obituary posted by his family, his passing was unexpected. He had worked in California state government for over 20 years in various capacities and was involved in charitable organizations.Mr.
Topper was known in LGBTQ activist circles and media outlets as the person responsible for getting the rainbow flag flown at the state Capitol in Sacramento.