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Gavin Newsom for CA Govenor of CA 2010

August 2, 2009

Gavin Newsom

ABout him:

  • Currently is the mayor of SF, and states on his webpage that he is there for a “bold policy change” which could refer to the fact that he legalized gay marriage during his term as mayor.
  • Track record: Newsom served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for nearly seven years before becoming mayor and as a City Commissioner prior to his service on the Board. —coming from his webpage.
  • From his page: first – and still the only – city in America with a universal health care system. Working along with fellow elected officials, business leaders and health experts, Newsom forged a program called Healthy San Francisco that has already enrolled more than 38,000 previously uninsured San Franciscans. A recent study showed that this pioneering program delivers quality care for one-third the cost of traditional insurance. It has won praise all the way to the White House, where President Barack Obama told Newsom’s fellow mayors, “Instead of just talking about health care, mayors like Gavin Newsom in San Francisco have been ensuring that those in need receive it.”
  • The above bullet is a great experiment that hopeflly he’d impliment into the overall health care system of CA. trial and error is necessary to find the solution.
  • Educationally, Newsom has tried a different approach with success as well. The following in from his webpage, and is the example of so:
  • A model of how to work in partnership to improve our schools. Instead of trying to gain mayoral control of the school district or allow the state to take it over, like some mayors have done, Newsom has worked with the district to improve public schools. This collaboration has led to San Francisco schools being recognized as among the highest-achieving urban schools in the nation. While school districts throughout California are laying off teachers, San Francisco is giving teachers a raise and helping to fund important programs like school Wellness Centers and after-school study programs. Under Newsom, San Francisco has already implemented universal pre-school. And Newsom is now working in partnership with the California State University system to help lower drop-out rates and promote even greater student achievement by guaranteeing a place at San Francisco State University and initial tuition support for every public school student who works to meet the entrance requirements.
  • a advocate of stem cell research
  • overall reading his intro on his webpage makes him seem like a great contender and a leading man. SF has become a more efficient society with his pressence it appears.

Money:

  • Lars Ulrich contributed $15,000
  • Ryan Seacrest contributed $10,000
  • Rosie O’Donnell contributed $25,000
  • Ken Siebel contributed $5,000 (father in law by the way)
  • William Newsom contributed $15,000 (father)
  • Neal Baer contributed $5,000 (producer)
  • Chris Silbermann contributed $5,000 (a-list agent)
  • Michael Lynton contributed $5,000 (sony pictures chairman)
  • Jason Lewis contributed $5,000 (actor)
  • Heather Thoman contributed $10,000 (political contributer)
  • Walter Shorenstein contributed $5,000

The above contributions comes from the source : sfgate.com on their political blog.

Furthermore, raised 1.2 million in funding in 2008

Newsom spent 641,000 last year and has 719,000 in cash on hand, according to sanfrancisco.bbn3.com/sectors/directory/san-francisco-sentinel/37357

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2010 CA Governor Candidate: Edmund Jerry Brown

July 11, 2009

Edmund “Jerry” Brown, Democrat, CA State Attorney General  http://www.jerrybrown.org/fightingforyou

 Was governor in 1975…how did he do when he was governor then? what was occuring economically at this time?

Q1) How does being the State Attorney General helpful/useful for becoming the Governor of CA?

 

 

Facts:

1. Graduated Yale law.

2. Makes note on his facebook site that as attorney general he would strike down prop 8, calls unconstitutional.  Therefore, Brown is Pro-Choice. He notes this in 2009.

3. Taken from his website noted at the top of the page it states: He established the first agricultural labor relations law in the country, enacted collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, started the California Conservation Corp (CCC), signed into permanent law the California Coastal Protection Act, earned federal protection of Northern California wild and scenic rivers, brought about the country’s first building and appliance energy efficiency standards and made California the leader in solar and alternative energy.

4. Taken from his wesite noted at the top of this page states: Brown enacted hundreds of tough anti-crime measures, including the “Use A Gun Go To Prison” Law and mandatory sentences for rape, sale of heroin, violent crimes against the elderly, child molestation and selling PCP.

5. According to CalBuzz Brown is leading Newsom in polls. 46 percent to 26 percent. This is only between two democratic nominees of Brown who is beign discussed in this particular blogg verse Newsom (San Fran’s mayor).

Continueing from CalBuzz’s article dicussed above mentiones that Brown has a lead due to the average age of voter turn out caculated from the President election is 50. The baby boomer generation, which I belong to, lacks the enthusiasm and interet in politcs.

Furthermore, when breaking down turfs in CA for both Newsom and Brown you will see a common trend, however turf size is favorable to Brown. Below is taken directly from the article:

Newsom also shows strength on his Bay Area home turf.  Democrats and independents hold a favorable view of him – 55-to-21 percent  – and he runs slightly ahead of Brown — 41-to-37 percent in the head-to-head match-up in the Bay Area.

However, Brown’s favorably in the Bay Area is even stronger – 54-to-13 (plus 41 percentage points) compared to Newsom’s plus 34 points). Brown also leads the one-on-one match-up in all other regions of the state: 46-to-24 percent in LA County; 52-to-16 percent in other Southern California, and 52-to-26 percent in other Northern California counties.

http://www.calbuzz.com/2009/06/brown-vs-newsom-the-tale-of-the-tape/ the link of this information being discussed.

This article does point out that Brown is old…therefore, keep that into consideration for a  highly stressful position of Governor.

6. http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/politics/villaraigosa-abandoned-by-ace/ Coming from this site:

Is it Attorney General Brown, the not-so-successful governor of California back in the 1970’s, who has been using his lofty top cop office to produce flurries of JerryCentric press releases that seem designed to promote Jerry?

Is this substantial judgement? not so successful, what occured during the JerryCentric press, or was it wrong to create a jerrycentric press; is it wrong that a politician created favorful propeganda? or is that wrong?

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