Press Release: VOTER EDUCATION EFFORT SHEDS RENEWED LIGHT ON NEWSOM’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RECORD

For Immediate Release

February 22, 2018

VOTER EDUCATION EFFORT SHEDS RENEWED LIGHT ON NEWSOM’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RECORD
Inappropriate relationships show pattern of poor judgment and failed ethical leadership that undermines Newsom’s worthiness to lead the world’s 6th largest economy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Asian American Small Business PAC is funding a critical voter education effort, You Don’t Know Gavin, to shed renewed light on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s irresponsible and reprehensible conduct while Mayor of San Francisco that included a sexual relationship with a vulnerable subordinate, dating a teenage college student two decades his junior, and appointing a high-level executive that was forced to resign for sexually harassing a woman employee.

Visit www.YouDontKnowGavin.com. The ad is running on cable TV and online and is accompanied by a website and social media platforms of the same name. The education effort provides in-depth research on Newsom’s deplorable conduct.

You Don’t Know Gavin highlights the former mayor’s irresponsible and unethical behavior involving women while he was in a position of power and influence. The effort asserts that a politician with a disturbing pattern of sexual misconduct while in office is not deserving of the most powerful office in the state which is also leader of the world's 6th largest economy.

BACKGROUND:

“The affair between Newsom and Ruby Rippey-Tourk reportedly took place when Newsom was splitting from his then-wife…   Yet some observers suggested that, beyond the personal indiscretion, the mayor may have violated workplace conduct rules. The city's administrative code states that consensual sexual relationships between a supervisor and subordinate do not necessarily constitute sexual harassment but may create potential for conflict.” [LA Times 2/2/07]

“San Francisco's popular 39-year-old mayor Gavin Newsom was dating a 19-year-old model and restaurant hostess (she's since turned 20), the city buzzed with gossip -- and more than a little scuttlebutt…”  [ABC 10/18/06]

“The head of San Francisco's Recreation and Parks Department is stepping down from his job, one month after an employee filed a harassment complaint against him. Yomi Agunbiade has been general manager of the department since 2004 when he was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom. The mayor asked that Agunbiade stay in the job while a committee searches for his replacement.” [SFGate 9/11/08]
 

Paid for by Asian American Small Business PAC.

Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

 

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