Democratic Congressperson Jackie Speier on Monday announced her support of Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) to succeed her in the House of Representatives.
The endorsement is a boon for Mullin, a former legislative aide to Speier who is one of a handful of candidates running to succeed her in the June 7 primary.
"Kevin Mullin has almost 10 years now in the state Assembly as a legislator, legislating — that is huge," Speier said in a press conference outside South San Francisco City Hall.
After more than 13 years in the House, Speier announced last month that she would not seek reelection in 2022. She touted Mullin's experience and his work on expanding voting access in the state Legislature — but also emphasized their personal ties.