Born: September 24, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Partner: Douglas Jackson (d. 1990)
1998-2002: Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
2000: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2004: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2018: Special Election Candidate for San Francisco Mayor (Lost)
2019: Candidate for San Francisco Mayor (Pending; Pulled papers in 2017)
- LEGISLATION: Author of SB 48 (Chapt 48, Stats of 2011) which required public school social sciences curriculum and textbooks to include information about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
- LEGISLATION: Author of SB 178 (Chapt 651, Stats of 2015) which prohibits police from searching electronic devices for emails, text messages, geolocation data and other personal digital information without a warrant.
- LEGISLATION: Author of SB2x5 (2016) which included electronic cigarettes in the definition of "smoking," raising the age for vaping from 18 to 21. (Chapter 7, Statutes of 2015-16 Second Extraordinary Session)
- HISTORIC: In the 2012 General Election, Leno was reelected to the State Senate with 303,241 votes, more votes than any other Senator since the 1966 "Reynolds v. Sims" court decision required equally-populated districts.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)