Kevin Mullin was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 to the California State Assembly representing the 22nd District in San Mateo County. On December 1, 2014 he was sworn in as Assembly Speaker pro Tem for the 2015-16 legislative session. As the #2 officer in the Assembly, he is part of the Speaker’s leadership team and presides 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. He 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.
His other legislative priorities focus on economic opportunity for all, maintaining a balanced budget with a healthy rainy day fund, incentivizing clean energy to combat climate change, nurturing our innovation economy as Chair of the Select Committee on Biotechnology and his membership in the Tech Caucus, and advocating for workforce housing and transportation infrastructure policies to benefit Bay Area residents.
He serves on the following Assembly Committees: Budget, Housing, Elections, Rules, Revenue and Taxation, and Business and Professions.
A 4th generation Californian and San Mateo County native, Kevin attended public and Catholic elementary schools, 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 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 re-elected in 2011, serving as Mayor that same year. He also represented the cities of San Mateo County on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 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 2015, Kevin was recognized by the Bay Area Council as their “Regionalist of the Year and he received the Public Service Award from his alma mater The University of San Francisco.
He lives in South San Francisco with his wife, Jessica Stanfill Mullin, and their rescue beagle, Sunshine.