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Kevin Mullin

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin:

Kevin Mullin is Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly and represents District 22 (San Mateo County). Go Giants, Warriors, USF Dons & Serra Padres!

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Kevin Mullin was re-elected in November 2014 to represent the 22nd Assembly District and on December 1, 2014 was sworn in as the Speaker pro Tempore for the 2015-16 legislative session. In this new role he continues as part of the Speaker’s leadership team and presides regularly over floor sessions. The job is critical to ensuring bi-partisan cooperation and civility in the business before the full Assembly floor, making rulings on parliamentary inquiries and points of order, as well as ensuring smooth operations as the Assembly takes up thousands of bills.

His legislative priorities continue to focus on a balanced budget with a healthy rainy day fund, election reform, clean energy and strengthening our innovation economy.

A 4th generation Californian, Kevin was born and raised in South San Francisco and has deep roots in San Mateo County. He attended public and Catholic elementary schools, graduated from Junipero Serra High School, received a Bachelor’s degree 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 an executive leadership program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Kevin was elected to the South San Francisco City Council in 2007 and again in 2011 and served as Mayor in 2011. He also represented the cities of San Mateo County on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

His legislative experience 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 produced numerous documentaries, public affairs programming seen on local television and hosted various programs on Peninsula-TV Channel 26.

He lives in South San Francisco with his wife, Jessica Stanfill Mullin, and their Kerry Beagle, Sunshine.

Warren Slocum

Supervisor Warren Slocum: 

VP, SMC Board of Supervisors. Swam Escape from Alcatraz. Election Observer in Albania. Father, Vietnam Vet, kayaker, geek wannabe, hack golfer & dog lover!

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Warren Slocum was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in November 2012 to represents the 4th supervisorial district, which includes the cities of Redwood City, East Palo and the eastern portion of Menlo Park and North Fair Oaks.

Supervisor Slocum’s top priority is to work with others to pursue effective policies of progress aimed at improving public safety, creating opportunities for youth, expanding affordable housing, improving neighborhood services, expanding mental health services, protecting our environment and championing ideas for the creation of good paying jobs. He is particularly focused on the successful implementation of the Community Plan for the North Fair Oaks Community (its first update in 35 years), youth initiatives, transparency in government and technology initiatives.

As a member of the Board, Slocum represents the County on a number of Boards and Commissions including the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Domestic Violence Council, Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART), HOPE Interagency Council (Housing Our People Effectively), Redwood City 2020, the Workforce Investment Board, the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission, the South Bayside Waste Management Authority and the North Fair Oaks Community Council. He’s been actively involved in East Palo Alto with One East Palo Alto’s Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS), the David E. Lewis Reentry Center, and the Students with Amazing Goals (SWAG) Program to lift high school graduation rates as well.

This year, Slocum successfully advocated for the establishment of the County’s first Office of Immigrant Affairs; the program just began in September. He also sought and received unanimous Board support to establish the county’s first Veterans Commission which will launch in November. He and Supervisor Horsley have teamed up to form the Closing the Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force and are working collaboratively with public, private and nonprofit agencies to address the growing gap between the number of jobs and the number of available housing units for all income levels in San Mateo County. This Task Force will work together to develop a suite of solutions to the job/housing gap that can be implemented throughout the county.

Slocum also co-chairs the Measure A Funding Ad Hoc Committee that recommends policy guidelines for the allocation of the voter-approved 10-year half-cent sales tax measure for the County of San Mateo.

He was surprised and proud to receive the 2015 Public Service Award from the American Political Science Association for his legacy as an elections official who allowed experimental research to be conducted by academics who are interested in furthering voter engagement. And in October, he and his wife, Maria Diaz-Slocum, are being honored as “Heroes” by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League for their dedicated support for programs that serve the youth of North Fair Oaks.

Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, Slocum served as the Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County for more than 25 years. He also served as the interim CEO of Peninsula TV for a year and a half between these elective posts.

Warren is a Vietnam veteran and a holds a degree in History from San Diego State University. He and his wife, Maria Diaz-Slocum, a trustee on the Redwood City School District Board, their two sons (and their dog, Crockett) have lived in Redwood City for the past 25 years. The Supervisor is a technology enthusiast and a hack golfer who loves the outdoors.