The Hosts 2013

The Hosts

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
Hon. Kevin Mullin, State Assembly

Kevin Mullin  was elected in November 2012 to represent the 22nd Assembly District.  He is a former city councilmember and mayor of South San Francisco, a local business owner, and former state legislative aide. His district includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and portions of South San Francisco.

Kevin’s roots run deep 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. Additionally, Mullin completed an executive leadership program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Kevin was elected in 2007 to the South San Francisco City Council, and served as mayor in 2011. He was re-elected in 2011. Mullin also represented the cities of San Mateo County on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.  He was well-prepared for his position in the State Assembly as he previously served 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 public affairs programming seen on local television and hosted various programs seen on Peninsula-TV Channel 26.

Assemblymember Mullin was named Assistant Speaker pro-Tempore by Assembly Speaker John Perez. In this capacity, Kevin presides over the Assembly floor session as needed. His legislative priorities are to promote job creation, enhance education and workforce development systems, encourage environmentally sustainable regional planning and work in a bipartisan way to reform state governance.

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

Supervisor Warren Slocum
Hon. Warren Slocum, County Supervisor

Warren Slocum  was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in November 2012 and assumed office in January 2013.  Prior to his election to the Board, Supervisor 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.

Slocum represents the 4th supervisorial district, which includes the cities of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and East Palo and the unincorporated communities of North Fair Oaks and Stanford Weekend Acres.

He has a deep passion for public service and believes that one person can make a difference. As the Chief Elections Officer and now a Member of the Board of Supervisors, Warren encourages voter participation, is committed to open and transparent government and wants to engage with people. He loves ideas, debate, consensus building  and believes that the best solutions arrive after an issue has been “aired.”  Slocum, a longtime technology enthusiast uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn and use to blog  regularly when he had more time.

Along with a host of  Boards and Commissions that Slocum serves on he is currently co-chairs two Ad Hoc Committees:  the Measure A Funding Committee to allocate the recently approved 10-year half-cent sales tax measure for the County of San Mateo and the Supervisorial District Lines Adjustment Committee charged with reviewing and recommending district boundaries in light of the passage of Measure C in November 2012 which changed the way supervisors are elected in San Mateo County from an at-large system to a district election system.

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 Redwood City School District Trustee, their two sons (and their Golden Doodle, Crockett) have lived in Redwood City for the past 25 years.  Warren is a technology enthusiast, an amateur photographer, hack golfer and loves the outdoors.