Kevin Mullin's Biography
Kevin Mullin was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 and 2016 to the California State Assembly representing the 22nd District in San Mateo County. On December 5, 2016 he was sworn in as Assembly Speaker pro Tem for the 2016-17 legislative session. As the #2 officer in the Assembly, he continues his role as part of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s leadership team and presides regularly over Assembly floor sessions. In this role, Kevin makes rulings on parliamentary inquiries and helps ensure bi-partisan cooperation and civility during Assembly business.
Elections reform and strengthening our democracy is Kevin’s top legislative priority. Through 2017, there have been 25 Mullin authored bills signed into law. Kevin has authored laws reforming the recount process for statewide elections, ensuring legitimate votes are counted by enhancing vote-by-mail ballot signature verification, and enabling San Mateo County to be the first county in the San Francisco Bay Area to conduct a regularly scheduled off-year election entirely by mail. He was also a co-author of the landmark law automatically registering Californians to vote.
Another landmark elections bill Kevin authored, AB 249 (The CA DISCLOSE Act), was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2017, giving California the strongest campaign disclosure law in the nation. California voters will now be able to make informed decisions based on honest information about who the true funders are of campaign ads.
Kevin also authored AB 516, which will modernize California’s system of getting license plates on vehicles at the point of sale. This bill will increase public safety and eliminate toll evasion which has denied local toll agencies millions of dollars in revenue. AB 516 will go into effect in January 2019.
His other legislative priorities focus on transportation infrastructure and congestion relief, affordable housing, economic opportunity for all, maintaining a balanced budget with a healthy rainy day fund, clean tech and nurturing our innovation economy as Chair of the Select Committee on Biotechnology and as a member of the Tech Caucus.
A 4th generation Californian and San Mateo County native, Kevin graduated from Junipero Serra High School, received a B.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco, and a Master's degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from San Francisco State University. Kevin also completed the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government’s Leadership for the 21st Century Program.
Kevin served on the South San Francisco City Council from 2007 - 2012, serving as Mayor in 2011. His background also includes serving as district director for then-State Senator Jackie Speier (now Congresswoman) and as political director for his father, former State Assemblymember Gene Mullin.
As an entrepreneur, Kevin created KM2 Communications—a multimedia production business in South San Francisco. He has produced numerous documentaries and public affairs programming seen on local television, and has hosted various programs on Peninsula-TV Channel 26.
In 2016 Kevin received the John F. Foran Legislator of the Year Award from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for leadership in transportation policy.
He lives in South San Francisco with his wife, Jessica Stanfill Mullin, their twin sons Liam and Landon and their rescue beagle, Sunshine.