Gavin Newsom Booted from S.F. Democratic Party

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Don't let the door hit you on the way out
Whether Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is living in San Francisco no longer seems to be a question -- or at least it's not a political concern.

In a final fare thee well, Aaron Peskin, chairman of the local Democratic County Central Committee, removed Newsom from the committee this week, saying, "The rules are the rules."

He said he made his decision based on the fact that Newsom has moved to Marin and sold his house in San Francisco.
Peskin had written to Newsom earlier this summer after the former mayor decided to relocate his family to Marin County, asking him to clarify his living situation. At the time, Peskin pointed out that Newsom would have to join the Marin Democratic Party if he was living in Marin. Newsom never responded, yet sent a proxy to the next DCCC meeting, who informed the committee that Newsom was indeed a resident of our fair city.

But then news reports came out that Newsom's house was for sale -- and within a week the Newsoms had signed a deed which confirmed their San Francisco digs had been sold.

"It became abundantly clear that he had relinquished his seat [on the DCCC] because he's required to be a resident of San Francisco," Peskin told SF Weekly.

Of course, the rules also work in Peskin's favor. As the Appeal noted, Newsom's removal will give the more progressive candidates a boost when it comes time for endorsements. We reached out to Newsom's spokesman, Francisco Castillo, but have heard no word back.

"I don't see what the big deal is. We are just following the rules," Peskin says.

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citytalk
citytalk

Gavin, you are as bad as Chris Daly!

smb5
smb5

Wow. So, not much has changed from when he was mayor. Was never here then either.

Marco
Marco

Hopefully Chris Daly is not on the DCCC, since he lives out of town also.

Timetogo
Timetogo

Who is Gavin Newsom?

Denzil Duane Roper
Denzil Duane Roper

Gavin Newsom is the only person whom ever got the entire population of homeless people in SF into apartments ; hotels ; or some kind of roof over their heads! With the help of the private sector ; he got millions donated towards remodeling buildings & Hotels too house homeless folks.These homeless people seemed too disappear off the streets for a'couple years.Now those same homeless folks ; not all ; but some perfered too live on the streets & are back on the sidewalks once again. But Gavin Newsom was/is the only one too ever get all the homeless off of the streets.And not just put into shelters! That doesn't count as a home.Been there ; done that!

SFCitizen
SFCitizen

And what's he doing to that poor fish?

Joe
Joe

A whale is not a fish.

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