Congressional campaign office openings signal focus on Redwood City

Congressional campaign office openings signal focus on Redwood City

in Community/PoliticalClimate

Redwood City appears to be a focus in the race to succeed longtime Congresswoman Jackie Speier in the 15th Congressional District, who announced last fall she will not seek reelection.

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin held a grand opening over the weekend for his congressional campaign headquarters in Redwood City, located at 540 Price Ave., Suite 101.

In January, his opponent, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa, opened a campaign office at 2421 Broadway St.

Mullin has served as assemblymember for the 22nd District since 2013 and previously served as a South San Francisco councilmember and mayor. Speier has endorsed Mullin to succeed her. Mullin’s lengthy resume of political service includes stints as district director for Speier when she was state senator, and as political director for former State Assemblymember Gene Mullin, his father. Mullin’s list of endorsements include Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18), California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and four Redwood City councilmembers (Mayor Giselle Hale, Vice Mayor Diana Reddy, Diane Howard and Alicia Aguirre).

Canepa, who currently serves as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, has his campaign headquarters in Daly City, where he served on the City Council from 2008-2016 and as mayor in 2014. Canepa’s list of endorsements include San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Shamann Walton and Myrna Melgar, and the mayors of Daly City, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Colma and Pacifica.

Photo from Mullin’s campaign headquarters grand opening in Redwood City courtesy of his campaign.