Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco mayor who made a name for himself nationwide as a vocal advocate for gay marriage, came to Santa Cruz on Tuesday night as part of his tour through the state. Newsom, 41, is widely considered as a candidate for the upcoming 2010 California governor’s race. City on a Hill Press sat down with him after the town hall meeting to discuss his political ambitions, his campaign and his vision for the state.

Read the full transcript: Gavin Newsom’s Vision for the Golden State [City on a Hill Press]