Gavin Newsom on Principles & Values

S.F. Mayor; former Gov. cand.


Strict separation of church and state

I'm glad we can so vigorously agree on the need to keep a clear, unwavering separation of church and state.
Source: Twitter posting on 2018 California gubernatorial race , Jun 11, 2017

Partisan divisions can smash democracy like an antique vase

Speaking from Sacramento, Newsom thanked Californians for rejecting the recall effort. He also addressed the divisions in the country, describing democracy like an "antique vase." "You can drop it and smash it in a million different pieces. And that's what we're capable of doing if we don't stand up to meet the moment and push back," he said.
Source: CNN.com on 2021 CA recall race , Sep 15, 2021

Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism.

Newsom adopted the manifesto, "A New Politics for a New America":

As New Democrats, we believe in a Third Way that rejects the old left-right debate and affirms America’s basic bargain: opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all.