Michael Sean McGuire
Born: July 7, 1979 in Healdsburg, CA
Married: Erika Fremault (m. ~2010)
Child: Connor Michael McGuire
2000-2004: Member, Healdsburg School Board
2004-2010: Member, Healdsburg City Council
2008-2010: Mayor, City of Healdsburg
2010-2014: Member, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
2022-Present: Majority Leader, California State Senate
2023: President pro Tempore-designee, California State Senate (to assume office in 2024)
- McGuire was the youngest member of the State Senate in 2015 at age 35.
- LEGISLATION: Author (with Scott Wiener) of SB 27 (Chapt. 121, Stats of 2019) which requires candidates for President and Governor to file their income tax returns for the 5 most recent taxable years with the Secretary of State in order to appear on a primary election ballot. A lawsuit challenging the law was filed with five plaintiffs including Melissa Melendez and Bill Essayli. On November 21, 2019, the California Supreme Court found that the law violated the State Constitution.
- QUOTABLE: "We can all debate on the floor about the constitutionality of this bill but we also have to look at what makes our democracy strong. The foundation of any successful government is transparency." [regarding SB 27 (2019) on 5/3/2019]