Accompanied by his wife and his father, South San Francisco City Councilmember officially filed his candidacy papers to run for the California State Assembly in District 22 this morning at the San Mateo County Elections Office.
Mullin, a Democrat, is the first candidate to submit qualifying paperwork to run in the newly created district that runs from Brisbane to Redwood City, but Republican Mark Gilham is expected to enter the race as well.
The candidates will be on the ballot for the June primary; the top two candidates will then face off in November.
"I'm very excited to be at this stage," Mullin said. "We're going to run an aggressive grassroots campaign."
Mullin plans to hold coffee hours in cities up and down the Peninsula and walk precincts through November.
"That's an opportunity for me to interface with voters all over the district," Mullin said. "That's a great opportunity to listen as well as speak."