|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 15th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Jackie Speier|
|Speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly|
December 1, 2014 – November 30, 2022
|Preceded by||Nora Campos|
|Succeeded by||Chris Ward|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 22nd district
December 3, 2012 – January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Paul Fong (redistricting)|
|Succeeded by||Juan Alanis|
|Born||June 15, 1970|
Daly City, California, U.S.
|Education||University of San Francisco (BA)|
San Francisco State University (MPA)
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.
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. Additionally, Mullin completed an executive leadership program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 2003.
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.
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.
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. In this role, he regularly presided over Assembly floor sessions and continued as part of Anthony Rendon's leadership team.
Mullin left office on November 30, 2022. He was succeeded by Diane Papan.
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.
Mullin was sworn into the House of Representatives in January 2023, when the 118th Congress convened.
Mullin is married to Jessica Stanfill Mullin, with whom he has twin sons. They live in South San Francisco.
See also: 2014 California State Assembly election
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||42,575||71.0|
|Republican||Jonathan Emmanuel Madison||8,297||13.8|
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||73,928||70.6|
See also: 2016 California State Assembly election
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||85,682||76.2|
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||148,289||74.4|
See also: 2018 California State Assembly election
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||80,610||74.1|
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||145,197||76.8|
See also: 2020 California State Assembly election
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||107,738||75.7|
|Democratic||Kevin Mullin (incumbent)||182,365||75.4|
|No party preference||Jim Garrity||3,081||2.2|
|Democratic||Andrew G. Watters||1,551||1.1|
|No party preference||Ferenc Pataki||671||0.5|