Gavin Newsom, 45, has championed innovative public policies since entering office in 1997.
As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, then as mayor of San Francisco and now as Lieutenant Governor of California, Newsom has been a political visionary on issues of equality, the environment, homelessness and healthcare. Policies he has initiated and implemented have been duplicated in cities across the nation.
He is dedicated to shifting the principles of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to the public sector and recently launched "The Gavin Newsom Show" on Current TV to help shape the conversation. The show has featured such guests as Sergey Brinn, Oliver Stone, Lance Armstrong, and Marissa Mayer.
An avid reader, despite being dyslexic, Newsom has authored "Citizenville" exploring the intersection of democracy and technology in this ever-connected world. It is scheduled for release by Penguin books in early 2013.
Newsom is married to actress/producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom. They reside in Marin County with their two children Montana and Hunter.