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SF Mayor-elect Gavin Newsom is '89 SCU alumnus
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Dec. 12, 2003 -- San Francisco Mayor-elect Gavin Newsom is a 1989 graduate of Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in political science.
The 36-year-old moderate Democrat handily defeated Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez in a runoff election on Dec. 9. He will be sworn in in January as San Francisco's youngest mayor, succeeding Willie Brown.
Newsom is a successful entrepreneur who has amassed a $7 million fortune from his PlumpJack food and wine businesses.
He had received support and endorsements from former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.