Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator
from California
Assumed office
November 10, 1992
Serving with Barbara Boxer
Preceded by John F. Seymour
Chairwoman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Assumed office
January 6, 2009
Preceded by John D. Rockefeller IV
Chairwoman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Preceded by Joe Biden
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by Trent Lott
Succeeded by Chuck Schumer
38th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
December 4, 1978 – January 8, 1988
Preceded by George Moscone
Succeeded by Art Agnos
Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office
Personal details
Born Dianne Emiel Goldman
June 22, 1933 (1933-06-22) (age 78)
San Francisco, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Judge Jack Berman (div.)
Bertram Feinstein (deceased)
Richard C. Blum (1980 - )
Children Katherine Feinstein Mariano
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater Stanford University (B.A.)
Occupation United States Senator
Religion Judaism
Website Senator Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (play /ˈfnstn/; born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein, who was the first to discover the shootings, succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she took a politically moderate stance, leading a revamp of the city's cable car system and overseeing the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein formerly chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007–2009) and has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009. She is also the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.[1][2]

She is currently twenty-second in seniority in the United States Senate.


Early life

Feinstein was born Dianne Emiel Goldman[3] in San Francisco to Betty (née Rosenburg), a former model, and Leon Goldman, a nationally renowned surgeon. Feinstein's paternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Poland, while her maternal grandparents, who were of the Russian Orthodox faith, left St. Petersburg, Russia, after the 1917 Russian Revolution.[4] Her mother's surname, "Rosenburg", originates from German ancestry.[5]

Personal life

Feinstein graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart High School (California) in 1951 and from Stanford University in 1955 with a B.A. in History.

In 1956, she married Jack Berman (died 2002), a colleague in the San Francisco District Attorney's office. Feinstein and Berman divorced three years later. Their daughter, Katherine Feinstein Mariano (b. 1957), is Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court.[6]

In 1962, shortly after beginning her career in politics, Feinstein married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein; her second husband died of colon cancer in 1978.

In 1980, Feinstein married Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million.[7] By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million.[8] Her 347-page financial-disclosure statement[9] – characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as "nearly the size of a phone book" – draws clear lines between her assets and those of her husband, with many of her assets in blind trusts.[10]

Early political career

In 1961, Feinstein worked to end housing discrimination in San Francisco.[11] Prior to elected service, she was appointed by then-California Governor Pat Brown to serve as a member of the California Women's Parole Board. Feinstein also served as a fellow at the Coro Foundation in San Francisco.

President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

In 1969, Feinstein was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She remained on the Board for nine years.

During her tenure on the Board of Supervisors, she unsuccessfully ran for mayor of San Francisco twice, in 1971 against mayor Joseph Alioto, and in 1975, when she lost the contest for a runoff slot (against George Moscone) by one percentage point, to supervisor John Barbagelata.

She was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978 with initial opposition from Quentin Kopp.

On November 27, 1978, San Francisco mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by a rival politician, Dan White, who had resigned from the Board of Supervisors only two weeks prior. Feinstein was close by in City Hall at the time of the shootings, and discovered Milk's body after hearing the gunshots and going to investigate. Later that day at a press conference originally organized by Moscone to announce White's successor, Feinstein announced the assassinations to the stunned public, stating: "As president of the board of supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed."[12]

Feinstein appears in archival footage and is credited in the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Times of Harvey Milk (1984). She appears again briefly in archival footage, announcing the death of Moscone and Milk in the 2008 film Milk. Feinstein and her position as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are also alluded to several times in the movie, and a portrayal of her character has a few off-screen lines.

As president of the Board of Supervisors upon the death of Mayor Moscone, Feinstein succeeded to the mayoralty on December 4, 1978.

Mayor of San Francisco

As mayor of San Francisco, 1978-1988

Feinstein served out the remainder of Moscone's term. She made no staffing changes to his team until she was elected in her own right in 1979. She was re-elected in 1983 and served a second full term.

One of the first challenges to face Feinstein as mayor was the state of the San Francisco cable car system. In late 1979, the system had to be shut down for emergency repairs, and an engineering evaluation concluded that it needed comprehensive rebuilding at a cost of $60 million. Feinstein took charge of the effort, and helped win federal funding for the bulk of the rebuilding job. The system closed for rebuilding in 1982 and reopened in 1984 in time for the Democratic National Convention that was held in the city that year.[13] Feinstein also oversaw planning policies to increase the number of high rise buildings in San Francisco.[14]

Perhaps because of her statewide ambitions, Feinstein was seen as a relatively moderate Democrat in one of the country's most liberal cities. As a supervisor, she was considered part of the centrist bloc that included Dan White and was generally opposed to Moscone. As mayor, Feinstein angered the city's large gay community by refusing to march in a gay rights parade and by vetoing domestic partner legislation in 1983. In the 1980 presidential election, while a majority of Bay Area Democrats continued to support Senator Ted Kennedy's primary challenge to President Jimmy Carter even after it was clear Kennedy could not win, Feinstein was a strong supporter of the Carter-Mondale ticket. She was given a high profile speaking role on the opening night of the August Democratic National Convention, urging delegates to reject the Kennedy delegates' proposal to "open" the convention, thereby allowing delegates to ignore their states' popular vote, a proposal that was soundly defeated.

In the run up to the 1984 Democratic National Convention, there was considerable media and public speculation that Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale might pick Feinstein as his running mate. However, he chose Geraldine Ferraro instead. Also in 1984, Feinstein proposed banning handguns in San Francisco, and became subject to a recall attempt organized by the White Panther Party. She won the recall election and finished her second term as mayor on January 8, 1988.

In 1985, at a press conference, Feinstein revealed details about the hunt for serial killer Richard Ramírez, and in so doing angered detectives by giving away details of his crimes.[15]

In 1987, City and State magazine named Feinstein the nation's "Most Effective Mayor." Feinstein served on the Trilateral Commission during the 1980s while mayor of San Francisco.

Governor's election

In 1990, Feinstein made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of California. Although she won the Democratic Party's nomination for the office, she then lost in the general election to Republican Senator Pete Wilson, who vacated his seat in the Senate to assume the governorship. In 1992, she was fined $190,000 for failure to properly report campaign contributions and expenditures associated with that campaign.[16]

U.S. Senate career


Official senate photo from 2003
Feinstein in 2010, as she hosted an event in which 5 members of the U.S. Senate attended Feinstein's home

On November 3, 1992, Feinstein won a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated a year earlier when Senator Pete Wilson resigned to become governor. The election was held at the same time as the general election for U.S. President and other offices. Barbara Boxer was elected at the same time for the Senate seat to be vacated by Alan Cranston. Because Feinstein was elected to an unexpired term, she became a senator as soon as the election was certified in November while Boxer would not take office until the expiration of Cranston's term in January; thus Feinstein became California's senior senator, even though she was elected at the same time as Barbara Boxer. Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006.

Approval ratings

Source Date Approve Disapprove Undecided
Survey USA January 17, 2011 43% 48% 10%
Public Policy Polling February 2, 2011 50% 39% 11%
Field Poll February 2, 2011 48% 33% 19%
Field Poll June 21, 2011 43% 39% 18%


Political positions and votes

2008 presidential politics

The line for unclaimed tickets to the inauguration outside Feinstein's office

As a superdelegate, Feinstein had declared that she would support Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. However, once Barack Obama became the presumptive nominee for the party, she fully backed his candidacy. Days after Obama amassed enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination, Feinstein lent her Washington, D.C. home to both Clinton and Obama to have a private one-on-one meeting.[dead link][17] Feinstein did not attend the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver because she fell and broke her ankle.[18]

She chaired the United States Congress Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, and acted as mistress of ceremonies, introducing each participant at the 2009 presidential inauguration.[19]

Feinstein voted for the extension of the PATRIOT ACT, and the FISA provisions.

Feinstein co-sponsored (along with Tom Coburn, an Oklahoman Republican) an amendment through the Senate to the 'Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011' that eliminated the 'Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit'. The Senate passed the amendment on June 16, 2011. Introduced in 2004, the subsidy provided a 45c per gallon credit on pure ethanol and a 54c per gallon tariff on imported ethanol. These subsidies had resulted in an annual expenditure of $6 billion, the removal of which will help to quash the escalating US debt crisis. [2]&[3]

2010 Gubernatorial election

Feinstein had been reported as considering a run for Governor of California in 2010 to replace term limited Republican incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger. A private poll in July 2008 showed Feinstein far outpacing former governor Jerry Brown, 50 percent to 24 percent, with Congressman John Garamendi at 10 percent.[20] A February 2009 poll showed that 36 percent of Democrats sampled in the poll said they would support Feinstein if she ran for governor. Brown earned 14 percent, followed by Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa, at 9 percent and 22 percent undecided.[21] By October, although undeclared, in a poll by Field Research she led the Democratic field with 52 percent of all voters and 68 percent of Democratic voters.[22] After months of speculation, Feinstein announced in February 2010 that she would not be running for governor.[23] Feinstein became campaign chair for Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate election which resulted in Boxer's reelection.[24][25]

Awards and honors

Feinstein was presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for public service by the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution on November 3, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Offices held

Public Offices
Office Type Location Elected Term began Term ended
Mayor Executive San Francisco N/A December 4, 1978 January 8, 1980
Mayor Executive San Francisco 1979 January 8, 1980 January 8, 1984
Mayor Executive San Francisco 1983 January 8, 1984 January 8, 1988
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 1992 November 10, 1992 January 3, 1995
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 1994 January 3, 1995 January 3, 2001
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 2000 January 3, 2001 January 3, 2007
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 2006 January 3, 2007 January 3, 2013
United States Senate service
Dates Congress Chamber Majority President Committees Class
1993–1995 103rd U.S. Senate Democratic Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1995–1997 104th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1997–1999 105th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1999–2001 106th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2001–2003 107th U.S. Senate Democratic George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2003–2005 108th U.S. Senate Republican George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2005–2007 109th U.S. Senate Republican George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2007–2009 110th U.S. Senate Democratic George W. Bush Rules (chair), Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2009–2011 111th U.S. Senate Democratic Barack Obama Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence (chair) 1
2011–2013 112th U.S. Senate Democratic Barack Obama Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence (chair) 1

Electoral history

California gubernatorial election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Pete Wilson 3,791,904 49.2
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 3,525,197 45.8
Libertarian Dennis Thompson 145,628 1.9
American Independent Jerome McCready 139,661 1.8
Peace and Freedom Maria Elizabeth Munoz 96,842 1.3
Total votes 7,699,232  %
Majority 266,707 3.4
Republican hold Swing
California United States Senate special election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 5,853,651 54.3
Republican John F. Seymour (incumbent) 4,093,501 38.0
Peace and Freedom Gerald Horne 305,697 2.8
American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 281,973 2.6
Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 247,799 2.3
Total votes 10,782,621  %
Majority 1,760,050 16.3
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
California United States Senate election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 3,979,152 46.7 -7.6
Republican Michael Huffington 3,817,025 44.8 +6.8
Peace and Freedom Elizabeth Cervantes Barron 255,301 3.0 +0.2
Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 179,100 2.1 -0.6
American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 142,771 1.7 -0.9
Green Barbara Blong 140,567 1.7 +1.7
Total votes 8,513,916  %
Majority 162,127 1.9 -14.4
Democratic hold Swing -14.4
California United States Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 5,932,522 55.8 +9.1
Republican Tom Campbell 3,886,853 36.6 -8.2
Green Medea Susan Benjamin 326,828 3.1 +1.4
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 187,718 1.8 -0.3
American Independent Dianne Beall Templin 134,598 1.3 -0.4
Reform Jose Luis Olivares Camahort 96,552 0.9 +0.9
Natural Law Brian M. Rees 58,537 0.5 +0.5
Total votes 10,623,608  %
Majority 2,045,669 19.2 +17.3
Democratic hold Swing +17.3
California United States Senate election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 5,076,289 59.4 +3.6
Republican Dick Mountjoy 2,990,822 35.0 -1.6
Green Todd Chretien 147,074 1.7 -1.4
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 133,851 1.6 -0.2
Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 117,764 1.4 +1.4
American Independent Don J. Grundmann 75,350 0.9 -0.4
Total votes 8,541,150  %
Majority 2,085,467 24.4 +5.2
Democratic hold Swing +5.2

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  • Roberts, Jerry (1994). Dianne Feinstein: Never Let Them See You Cry, Harpercollins. ISBN 0062585088
  • Weiss, Mike (2010). Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, Vince Emery Productions. ISBN 78-0-9825650-5-6

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