The 89 year old Dianne Feinstein
In 1978, after the assassinations of Harvey Milk and the Board of Supervisors member George Moscone, Feinstein took over as acting mayor of San Francisco, giving her political career a macabre start. Soon after, she was chosen and became San Francisco’s first female mayor.Feinstein won a special election for the U.S. Senate in 1992 following a failed run for governor.
Won’t run for re-election
In 1994, she was re-elected to the first of five consecutive full terms. She was elected senator from California for the longest tenure in 2021. In November, she surpassed all other women senators in terms of tenure.Several firsts for women in Feinstein’s political career make it noteworthy: San Francisco’s first female mayor, the Senate Rules Committee’s first female chair, and the first female chair of an intelligence committee oversaw a presidential inauguration.She mentioned some of her legislative successes in her Tuesday afternoon announcement of her retirement, including the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and her monitoring of the CIA’s interrogation practises, which resulted in the passing of anti-torture legislation.
Opening up California Senate seat in 2024
She vowed to keep waging for the preservation of “our pristine lands,” the prevention of gun violence, and the encouragement of economic development, adding that she would make use of her position on the influential appropriations committee to make sure the state received its fair share of federal funding.Each of us came here to deal with issues, she remarked. “I’ve been doing that for the past 30 years, and I’ll continue doing it for the next two. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Californians for letting me work for them.”