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Christine Kehoe
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California State Senate District 39
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sState University of New York, Albany, 1977
Date of birthOctober 3, 1950
Place of birthTroy, NY
Campaign website
Christine Kehoe (b. October 3, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 39 from 2004 to 2012.

Kehoe's previous political experience includes two terms on the California State Assembly from 2000-2004. While in the state assembly, she was the Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore for a session. Kehoe also served on the San Diego City Council from 1993-2000 and was a member of the California Coastal Commission from 1997-2000.


Kehoe earned a B.A. from the State University of New York-Albany in 1977. Her professional experience includes working as a Community Development Specialist in San Diego, legislative aide, Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business Association, Coordinator of the San Diego AIDS Assistance Fund and Editor of the San Diego Gayzette.


Legislative scorecards

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[1][2]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Christine Kehoe ranked as a 100. She was one of eight state senators the publication identified as voting in what they defined as a "liberal" way in every vote they ranked.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kehoe served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness, Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kehoe served on these committees:



Kehoe was unable to run for re-election in 2012 due to term limits.


In 2008 Kehoe was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 39. She finished with 227,475 votes and was followed by Jeff Perwin with 108,606 votes and Jesse Thomas with 12,742 votes.[10] Kehoe raised $579,558 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine Kehoe (D) 227,475
Jeff Perwin (R) 108,606
Jesse Thomas (L) 12,742

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)


Senator Kehoe speaks about redevelopment

In 2008, Kehoe raised $579,558 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
AT&T $12,219
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $10,800


Born in Troy, New York, Kehoe now lives in San Diego with her partner, Julie.

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Senate District 39
Succeeded by
Martin Block (D)