Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visits SLO to campaign for California governor

Posted at 6:03 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 21:03:40-04

A Democratic candidate for California governor made a campaign stop in San Luis Obispo Wednesday. 

Gavin Newsom, the current lieutenant governor and former mayor of San Francisco stopped by the San Luis Obispo City Library for a meet-and-greet. 

Newsom touched on a variety of issues, including health care, the closure of Diablo Canyon, and climate change. 

He expressed support for Senate Bill 54, saying he’s proud that California is a sanctuary state. 

Newsom also talked about a housing crisis in the state of California.

"We simply aren’t building enough housing, so it’s a production issue, we’re taking a lot of existing housing stock and turning it down," Newsom said. "So it’s a preservation issue, and too many people who have housing are feeling the pressure of rent increases."

The lieutenant governor is running against 15 other candidates in the June 5 primary. 

A debate for governor candidates has been set for Sunday, however, Newsom told KSBY he won’t be participating.