Dianne Feinstein is the Democratic senior U.S. Senator from California, an office she has held since 1992. She was also San Francisco’s first (and to date, only) female mayor.
In 1969, Feinstein won a position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She remained on the Board for nine years, becoming its first female president. She served as mayor of San Francisco from December 4, 1978 - January 8, 1988. She was elected to the Senate in 1992 and re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006.
Feinstein is a member of the U.S. Senate Committees on: Appropriations, Rules and Administration, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Energy and Natural Resources. She is the only woman on the Judiciary Committee and is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security. In the upcoming 110th Congress, she will retain all of her committee assignments, while assuming the chairmanship of the Rules and Administration and U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security committees. Feinstein is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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