SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom’s inauguration (all times local):
Incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom will portray the state as an example for the nation and set immediate battle lines with the White House in his inaugural address.
That’s according to excerpts of the speech released by his campaign.
Newsom will be sworn in Monday afternoon as California’s 40th governor.
He’ll step up his already harsh criticisms of President Donald Trump and say it’s up to California to “write America’s future.”
He says California will be “progressive, principled and always on the side of people” compared to a White House that is full of “corruption and incompetence.”
The former San Francisco mayor also says he’ll strive to give rural Californians a voice in Sacramento and show people who feel forgotten that he cares.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is passing his title to fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom.
Newsom will be sworn in Monday as California’s 40th governor.
It marks a generational shift for California’s leadership. Newsom is 51, while Brown is 80.
It’s the first time California has elected two Democrats in a row since the late 1800s. The Newsom and Brown families have a long history dating back to the 1940s.
Newsom says he wants to carry on Brown’s legacy, but he’s also prepared to set his own course. He’ll outline broad themes of his governorship in his inaugural address. He’s already promised more investments in early childhood education and set ambitious goals on housing and health care.
Newsom, his wife and four children will move into the governor’s mansion in Sacramento.