Christine Kehoe was an established feminist, gay rights and AIDS activist when she was elected to a seat on the San Diego City Council in 1993, becoming the first out LGBTQ+ government official in the county. During her tenure, she was appointed to the California Coastal Commission and the San Diego Association of Governments. After serving seven years on the Council, she was elected to the California State Assembly, where she served twelve years, during which she co-founded the LGBT Legislative Caucus, authored the state’s largest energy conservation bill, and was elected Assembly Speaker Pro Tem, the chamber’s second-highest-ranking position. In 2004, Kehoe was elected to the state Senate, where she served until 2012.
California Senate (2004 – 2012)
California State Assembly (2000 – 2004)
San Diego City Council (1993 – 2000)