Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom luncheon & Presidential Debate Watch Party
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Luncheon
Before he zeroes in on his run for governor in 2018, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is busy with two measures on the November 2016 ballot to legalize recreational use of marijuana and tighten the state’s gun laws for background checks and large-capacity ammunition magazines. Never one to shy away from controversy, he threw himself into the fight for marriage equality as mayor of San Francisco in 2004 by allowing more than 4,000 same-sex couples to marry in the city before the courts intervened. He also started a universal health care program in the city, set stringent environmental building standards and banned plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. The former television show host and business owner is also author of the book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government.
As lieutenant governor, Newsom serves as a University of California Regent, a Trustee for the California State University System, and a member of the State Lands Commission. Lt. Gov. Newsom joined the Sacramento Press Club at our October 19 luncheon.
Presidential Debate Watch Party
The Sacramento Press Club held a Debate Watch Party on Wednesday, October 19, as candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off once more to convince voters before casting their ballot in the November election. Our Presidential Debate Watch party brought together journalists, politicos and consultants in a neutral setting for cocktails, commentary and comradery. We hosted this party from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in the upstairs event space at BarWest and served complimentary appetizers. The many television screens surrounding the room ensured great viewing access and convenience. Tickets funds generated support the Sacramento Press Club’s annual journalism scholarship program. The Debate Watch Party was co-sponsored by Rough & Tumble and The Capitol Morning Report.