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Democrat from California

Gavin Newsom was elected governor of California in 2018. He is the state's former lieutenant governor and served as mayor of San Francisco. He is a Democrat.

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Gavin Newsom promised to expand homeless services. What has he done?

During his run for California governor, Gavin Newsom vowed to expand homeless services, one of a dozen promises PolitiFact California is tracking on our Newsom-Meter. We examined the progress he’s made so far.

Fact-checking claims on California’s unsheltered homeless population

During his recent push for a ‘right to shelter’ law, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made eye-opening claims about California’s homeless population, including the soaring rate of homeless deaths in the state. PolitiFact California fact-checked his statements.

Gavin Newsom has made progress on some promises, but what about a state homelessness secretary?

After 100 days in office, Democratic Califoria Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet to appoint a State Homelessness Secretary as he promised on the campaign trail. PolitiFact California is tracking his promises on our Newsom-Meter and asked advocates for the homeless what they think about this lack of action. 

Fact-checking Gavin Newsom’s claims on California’s death penalty

In announcing his decision to halt executions in California, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom made several claims about the cost of the state’s death row, how many people have been exonerated nationwide and how many might still be wrongly convicted. PolitiFact California examined those claims.

Fact-checking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration Speech

PolitiFact California fact-checked several eye-opening statements from California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Inaugural Address, on claims about the economy, homelessness and the cost of President Trump's border wall.