Statement on the Passing of Former Assemblymember Gene Mullin

For immediate release:
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Director of Communications, Office of Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin
  • 925-437-2510

father of Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin

“The Mullin Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of the patriarch of our family Gene Mullin, at age 83 after a three year battle with cancer. He died earlier today at home in South San Francisco surrounded by his family. He was a father and grandfather, husband to the late Terri Mullin, civics teacher at South San Francisco High School (and a San Mateo County “Teacher of the Year”), City Councilmember, Mayor, and State Assemblymember proudly representing San Mateo County from 2002-2008, as well as Chair of the Assembly Education and Housing Committees. He and we are so very grateful for the many wonderful messages of support which have been received. His legacy on civic engagement lives on through the lives of his legions of students, as well as his children and grandchildren. He was our proverbial North Star and we’ll never be the same with him gone. We will be sharing more information about his life in the coming days.”