Kevin Mullin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 15th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byJackie Speier (redistricted)
Speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly
In office
December 1, 2014 – December 5, 2022
Preceded byNora Campos
Succeeded byChris Ward
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 22nd district
In office
December 3, 2012 – December 5, 2022
Preceded byPaul Fong (redistricting)
Succeeded byDiane Papan (redistricted)
Personal details
Born (1970-06-15) June 15, 1970 (age 53)
Daly City, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJessica Stanfill
Children2
RelativesGene Mullin (father)
EducationUniversity of San Francisco (BA)
San Francisco State University (MPA)
WebsiteHouse website

Kevin Mullin (born June 15, 1970) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 15th congressional district since 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a member of the California State Assembly from the 22nd district, which encompasses most of the San Francisco Peninsula region, from 2012 to 2022.

Mullin is the son of Gene Mullin, who served three terms in the Assembly. Before being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was an entrepreneur and served on the city council of South San Francisco, including one year as mayor. He served as speaker pro tempore of the Assembly from 2014 to 2022.

Early life and education

Mullin was born in Daly City, California, on June 15, 1970. He attended public and Catholic elementary schools before graduating from Junípero Serra High School in 1988. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of San Francisco in 1992, and a master of public administration from San Francisco State University in 1998.[1] Additionally, Mullin completed an executive leadership program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 2003.[2]

Early career

Business career

Before entering politics, Mullin was a local business owner and district director to then-state senator Jackie Speier. He also served as political director for his father, then-state assemblymember Gene Mullin.

As an entrepreneur, Mullin founded KM2 Communications, a multimedia production business in South San Francisco. He produced public affairs programming on local television and hosted various programs on Peninsula-TV Channel 26.

South San Francisco City Council

Mullin was elected to the South San Francisco City Council in 2007. He served one term on the council, including a one-year stint as mayor.

During his time on the council, Mullin also represented the cities of San Mateo County on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.[1]

California State Assembly

Mullin was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. He represented the 22nd district, which encompassed most of the San Francisco Peninsula.

During his first term in the Assembly, Mullin served as assistant speaker pro tempore. He became speaker pro tempore of the Assembly in 2014, a position he held until leaving office in 2022.[1] In this role, he regularly presided over Assembly floor sessions and continued as part of Anthony Rendon's leadership team.

Notable legislation from Mullin's tenure includes Proposition 19, which offered support for fire victims, disabled, and the elderly. This proportion narrowly passed.[3]

Mullin left office on December 5, 2022. He was succeeded by Diane Papan.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2022

Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in California § District 15

Following Speier's retirement, Mullin announced his candidacy to succeed her in the 2022 election. He defeated San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa with 55.8% of the vote.[5]

Mullin was sworn into the House of Representatives on January 7, 2023, when the 118th Congress convened.

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[6]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Mullin is married to Jessica Stanfill Mullin, with whom he has twin sons. They live in South San Francisco.

Electoral history

Electoral history of Kevin Mullin
Year Office Party Primary General Result Swing Ref.
Total % P. Total % P.
2012 State Assembly Democratic 51,578 68.48% 1st 126,519 71.40% 1st Won Hold [9]
2014 Democratic 42,575 71.05% 1st 73,928 70.60% 1st Won Hold [10]
2016 Democratic 85,682 76.21% 1st 148,289 74.39% 1st Won Hold [11]
2018 Democratic 80,610 74.08% 1st 145,197 76.77% 1st Won Hold [12]
2020 Democratic 107,738 75.72% 1st 182,365 75.40% 1st Won Hold [13]
2022 U.S. House Democratic 58,806 41.11% 1st 108,077 55.46% 1st Won Hold [14]
Source: Secretary of State of California | Statewide Election Results

References

  1. ^ a b c "Biography – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin Representing the 22nd California Assembly District". asmdc.org. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kevin Mullin – D California, 15th, Candidate – Biography | LegiStorm". legistorm.com. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "California Proposition 19, Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment (2020)". ballotpedia.org Ballotpedia. 2023. Retrieved October 20, 2023.
  4. ^ "Peninsula Election Roundup: Kevin Mullin wins congressional seat, Diane Papan sweeps". The Mercury News. November 9, 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "Meet Kevin Mullin, Who Just Won Jackie Speier's Longtime Congressional Seat". SFist – San Francisco News, Restaurants, Events, & Sports. November 10, 2022. Archived from the original on November 11, 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  6. ^ "Kevin Mullin". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
  7. ^ "Committees and Caucuses". Representative Kevin Mullin. January 3, 2023. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  8. ^ "FFRF welcomes Rep. Mullin to the Congressional Freethought Caucus". Freedom From Religion Foundation. February 14, 2023. Retrieved May 5, 2023.
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California Assembly Preceded byNora Campos Speaker pro tempore of the California Assembly 2014–2023 Succeeded byChris Ward U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byEric Swalwell Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom California's 15th congressional district 2023–present Incumbent U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial) Preceded byJared Moskowitz United States representatives by seniority 414th Succeeded byWiley Nickel