Gene Mullin is a former Democratic California State Assembly member and former South San Francisco Council member. He represented the 19th Assembly District, which included San Mateo, Burlingame, Brisbane, Daly City, Foster City, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and Belmont. Mullin’s public service commitment began in 1972 with an appointment to the South San Francisco Planning Commission. He was a member of the city’s Historical Preservation Commission from 1986-1992. Gene also served seven years as South San Francisco City Councilmember, two of which he served as Mayor. Mullin was elected to the California State Assembly, 19th District, on November 5, 2002, and was elected to his final term on November 7, 2006.
During the 2007-08 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Mullin served as the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education and sat on the Committee on Housing and Community Development, the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, the Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, as well as the Budget Committee. Assemblymember Mullin was one of only four members selected to serve on multiple Budget subcommittees: Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance, and Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration. He also served as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development in 2005 and 2006.
A lifelong resident of the Bay Area, Gene has lived in South San Francisco since 1967 and has two children, Jennifer and Kevin, and three grandsons, Austin, Jonathan and Colton. Mullin earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Francisco in 1960 and his Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential from University of San Francisco.
Gene’s career in the 19th Assembly District began in 1967 at South San Francisco High School, where he taught government and coached basketball for 32 years. He was most often described by his former students as “my favorite teacher.” Gene distinguished himself in public education as a Lecturer/Consultant at the Institute for Local Self Government in Sacramento from 1989 to 1997 and continued to serve as a Lecturer/Consultant at the Center for Youth Citizenship in Sacramento. Gene Mullin was the President of the South San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association from 1992–1995 and Chairman, Negotiations Committee, SSFCTA, 1986-1990. Gene’s public service accomplishments include: Youth in Government Day Coordinator, South San Francisco Unified School District, 1981–1999.