Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox are in a match-up to replace outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown.

In summary

See Gavin Newsom and John Cox explain how they would run California differently than Gov. Brown—and make decisions on climate change policies, housing, schools and crime. Plus: book recommendations and hardest thing they’ve done.

California will soon be in the hands of a new governor, and voters have less than a month to make their choice. In this video, watch Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox explain how they would do things differently once Gov. Jerry Brown exits—and see both candidates talk about whether they would continue the state’s aggressive climate policies, how they would tackle the state housing crisis, their views on public education and whether they would carry out state executions.

You’ll also learn what book they recommend all Californians read, and what each candidate says is the hardest thing he’s ever done.

All in about 8 minutes.

To dive deeper into where both candidates stand on dozens of issues, try the side-by-side comparison tool in our voter guide.

We also provide you with full background on John Cox and Gavin Newsom.

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Byrhonda Lyons is a national award-winning video journalist for CalMatters. She creates compelling multimedia stories about how California policy affects people’s everyday lives. From the state’s mental...