(From my latest article for CAIVN)
Current Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom has announced he is running for Lieutenant Governor. He grew up in Larkspur and became a star high school basketball player not, says a friend, because of his innate skills but because he worked so hard at it. This may say something about him, especially when you learn he has severe dyslexia. He says it forced him to develop other skills and work harder. Clearly, this is not someone who gives up easily.
Those who like him really like him. But he also has very high negatives. Few are neutral about him. Plus, his perhaps overly polished personal appearance (some have snarkily dubbed him “Mayor Hair Gel”) might work fine in San Francisco, but would that also hold true in the Central Valley?