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Like dad, like son: Kevin Mullin in SSF council race

By rgordon
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 at 6:52 pm in Uncategorized.

Kevin MullinFollowing his father’s foray into politics, Kevin Mullin, the 37-year-old son of state Assemblyman Gene Mullin, D-South San Francisco, has officially declared his candidacy for South San Francisco City Council.

This will be the first elected position for Mullin, who has spent most of his career aiding other candidates and elected officials behind the scenes. Besides helping manage his father’s campaigns, Mullin spent three years as a district director for Jackie Speier when she was a state senator and two years a field manager when she was an assemblywoman.

“I am running on my record of experience, service and leadership in the South San Francisco community,” Mullin said in a statement released Monday. “I look forward to presenting my credentials and my vision for the future to the voters of my hometown.”

The president and CEO of KM2 Communications, Mullin is also a familiar face in the local production scene. He has been the host for three years of PenTV Community News, which airs on Peninsula-TV Channel 26, and he was a co-producer of San Mateo County: A Sesquicentennial History, a documentary about San Mateo County made last year in honor of its 150th birthday.

Mullin is also vice chair of the Workforce Investment Board of San Mateo County, co-chair of the North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center, and is a member of the board of directors of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Mullin will be vying for the open seat which will be vacated by Joe Fernekes, who has been a councilman since 1991. Fernekes announced last month he would not seek re-election in November in order to devote more time to his job and family.

Mullin’s known opponent thus far is Kamala Silva Wolfe, a native South San Franciscan and community volunteer who also ran for council in 2005. Mayor Rich Garbarino is also up for re-election in November and is expected to run again.

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