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About Diane

Council Member Diane Papan offers the visionary, effective leadership we all rely on in extraordinarily challenging and dynamic times.

A recognized regional leader, Diane champions our local interests at the City & County Association of Governments, Council of Cities, 101 Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority, and Flood & Sea Level Rise Resiliency Board – where she advocates for regional emergency preparedness, traffic relief, and conservation for our safety and quality of life.

Diane has promoted efforts to effectively respond to the health crisis locally, while continuing to address traffic reduction, affordable housing, and public safety. She is running for Assembly as a leader who will invest in game-changing strategies to address climate change, invest in effective fire safety and wildfire prevention, and to bring quality healthcare services, affordable home ownership, and access to great public schools and college programs to every Californian.

A graduate of UCLA and Hastings Law School, Diane and her husband Dan are proud parents of a teenage daughter.

Diane’s Leadership:

✓   City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County Resource Management and Climate Protection Committee
✓   The San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District
✓   San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority
✓   San Mateo Ad Hoc Economic Recovery Committee
✓   Past Chair, San Mateo County Council of Cities
✓   Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee
✓   Nonprofit Co-Director, John’s Closet
✓   San Mateo United Homeowners Association, fmr. 2nd Vice President
✓   Elementary School Site Council, fmr. Chair