Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician, businessman, and television personality who has served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. He is notable for hosting a television show named after him in Current TV and for his guest appearances in HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Newsom has been involved in controversial and high-profile relationships, including his former marriage to Fox News contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle and an infidelity scandal in 2007. His political career highlights include his advocacy for same-sex marriage and the legalization of cannabis in the United States. Newsom studied at Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University. After graduation, he co-founded businesses with family friend Gordon Getty, who was an investor.Newsom began his political career in 1996 when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to serve on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission and as a member of the Board of Supervisors the following year. Newsom drew voter attention with his Care Not Cash program, which was designed to move homeless people into city-assisted care. In 2003, he was elected as the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in a hundred years. Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010. In February 2015, Newsom announced he was opening a committee to run for Governor of California in 2018.