A glance at the candidates for California governor
NAME: John Cox
AGE, BIRTH DATE, BIRTHPLACE - 63; July 15, 1955; Chicago
PARTY - Republican
EDUCATION - Bachelor’s degree, University of Illinois at Chicago. Law degree from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.
EXPERIENCE - Accountant, lawyer, wealth manager and apartment owner. Never held elected office.
FAMILY - Married to Sarah Cox, four daughters
NAME: Gavin Newsom
AGE, BIRTH DATE, BIRTHPLACE - 50; Oct. 10, 1967; San Francisco
PARTY - Democratic
EDUCATION - Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University
EXPERIENCE - Elected lieutenant governor in 2010, re-elected in 2014. Elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003, re-elected in 2007. Elected to San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1997.
FAMILY - Married to Jennifer Seibel Newsom, filmmaker and founder/CEO of The Representation Project; 4 children