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.
Governor Gavin Newsom isn't the only NorCal politico breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday. An attempt to recall lesbian Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch also fell short Tuesday, as voters in the North Bay county rejected removing both Democrats from office.As the Bay Area Reporter reported earlier this year, the recall campaign against the county's top prosecutor was launched by developer Bill Gallaher and his family.
The Press Democrat reported that a Gallaher-owned company running senior care homes paid $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Ravitch's office over misconduct during the 2017 Tubbs fire.
About 100 frail residents were left behind at the Fountaingrove senior care homes as the fire approached, though they were able.