A glance at leading candidates for US Senate in California

Dianne Feinstein

AGE, BIRTH DATE, BIRTHPLACE – 84; June 22, 1933; San Francisco

PARTY – Democrat

EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University, 1955

EXPERIENCE – Elected U.S. senator in a 1992 special election and re-elected five times. Appointed Mayor of San Francisco in 1979 then re-elected twice, serving through 1988. President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1969-1978

FAMILY: Married to investment banker Richard Blum since 1980, daughter Katherine Feinstein

Kevin de Leon

AGE, BIRTH DATE, BIRTHPLACE – 51; December 10, 1966; Los Angeles

PARTY – Democrat

EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in political studies and education from Pitzer College at The Claremont Colleges, 2003

EXPERIENCE – California state assemblyman, 2006 to 2010. California state senator, 2010 to present, serving as president pro Tem from 2014 to March 18.

FAMILY – Single; one adult daughter, Lluvia

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