I grew up in Pinole, with parents that were very active in the community. I am the second of five of the Meehan kids. My dad was a council member and mayor during my early years, so Pinole issues were often discussed at the dinner table. My earliest campaign was at about the age of six, when a measure “Parks in Pinole” was on the ballot. It was a proposal for the City to buy the pasture land where Pinole Valley Park sits today.
When it came time for my husband and I to raise our family, we choose Pinole. Our three children went through Pinole schools and all of the associated sports teams (Pinole Seals, Pinole Hercules Little League, PVHS Swimming and Water Polo). Joe and I are still active in our local Special Olympics team.