Once again in California politics, the Republicans are no where to be found.
With the March filing deadline still well in the future, four serious candidates, all Democrats, already have emerged to replace termed-out Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, with the possibility of more contenders to come.
The lieutenant governor serves on both the UC Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees for the California State University system. The lieutenant governor is also on the State Lands Commission and chairs the California Commission for Economic Development.