One prominent candidate fighting to become California's next governor was a noticeable no-show at the first-ever Asian-Pacific Islander gubernatorial debate.
- Governor of California
- Primary Election: June 5, 2018. Top two candidates move to the General
- Lieutenant Governor
- Mayor of San Francisco (2004-2011)
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Newsom on why he’s running
“I think the issue that defines all other issues is income and wealth inequality.”
Newsom on health care
“By creating a single-payer financing system we have the leverage to negotiate better drug prices, the leverage of bulk purchasing, to improve the mix of sick vs. healthy.”
Newsom on pensions
“The most significant we can do is deal with the issue that is devouring our economy: the unfunded health care liability, the inflationary costs of health care.”
Newsom on Prop 13
“The residential side is tough. But on the commercial and industrial side, I think there’s unanimity in terms of having a discussion about changing those rules and regulations.”
Election 2018 Voter Guide
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