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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 15

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Kevin Mullin

California State Assemblymember
108,042 votes (55.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Tackling climate change by advocating for clean air, safe water, land conservation, and protection against sea level rise. I co-authored SB 5 that provided $4 billion in funding for climate resilience.
  • Providing economic opportunities through high quality, debt-free education and affordable housing.
  • Protecting voters’ rights and the integrity of elections reform and defending our democracy. I authored the first-in-the-nation DISCLOSE Act to put a stop to “dark money” and reveal the true funders of ballot measures and candidates.

Experience

Biography

I was elected to the State Assembly in 2012. As Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, I serve as the #2 officer and preside over legislative sessions.

I’ve authored 60 bills which are now law, including the first-in-the-nation DISCLOSE Act to reveal the true funders of ballot measures and candidates, universal vote-by-mail so every voter receives a paper ballot postage paid, temporary license plates to stop bridge toll evaders and strengthen public safety, and a sales tax exemption to speed deployment of zero-emission transit buses.

I brought home over $1 billion to combat sea level rise and climate change, pushed for affordable housing, and clean transportation.

My experience includes owning a small business, serving as aide to the Honorable Jackie Speier and as a local mayor and councilmember, and host on Peninsula-TV.

I am a San Mateo County native and a fourth generation Californian. My wife Jessica and I are raising our twin boys in South San Francisco. I graduated from Junipero Serra High School and the University of San Francisco, received an M.P.A. degree from San Francisco State University, and studied leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

My legislative priorities remain ensuring shared economic prosperity by addressing needs for affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, and early childhood education, as well as readying our county for climate change, strengthening our elections processes, and defending our democracy.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $983,909

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
ActBlue
$80,500
2
Kevin Mullin
$65,000
3
Employees of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
$31,350
4
Genentech and employees
$17,100
5
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
5
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
5
UA Local 467
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 77.96%
District of Columbia 9.12%
Massachusetts 8.60%
Maryland 1.30%
Other 3.02%
77.96%9.12%8.60%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.52%)
Small contributions (2.48%)
97.52%

By Type:

From organizations (24.68%)
From individuals (75.32%)
24.68%75.32%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

In her endorsement of my candidacy, Congresswoman Jackie Speier asserted that “Experience matters”.

With housing out of reach for so many, healthcare, child care, and higher education continuing to increase in cost, and inflation making everything from groceries to gas more expensive for all of us, I will bring deep experience and proven leadership to Congress.

To address the sky-high cost of housing, I passed bills that prioritized local affordable housing for state housing funds and made it easier to build housing for teachers. In Congress, I will fight to increase funding for federal housing assistance and tax credits. And I will fight for real tax fairness where billionaires pay their fair share and an economy that works for all with equity at the center.

I am running for Congress to fight for the future of our democracy and the planet. In the Assembly, I fought for and won funding for wetlands restoration and climate resiliency - the largest resiliency investment in California history. 

In Congress, I will work to ensure the country follows California’s lead to end the sale of new gasoline motor vehicles by 2035 and to electrify public transit as CalTrain plans to do in its modernization plan.

Elections reform and strengthening our democracy have been my top priorities in the Assembly. In Congress, I will continue to defend our democracy from those who ignore the will of the people and the rule of law. ​

I authored the first-in-the-nation DISCLOSE Act to put a stop to “dark money” and reveal the true funders of ballot measures and candidates. I passed universal vote-by-mail, so every voter receives a paper ballot postage paid, resulting in record participation and turnout. I was also a co-author of the landmark law automatically registering Californians to vote.

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