The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to a fellow senator on the telephone as two of her staffers converse in the foreground. Feinstein began her political career in 1970 with her election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; she served as San Francisco's mayor in 1978-89, ran unsuccessfully for California governor in 1990, and won election to the Senate in 1992. (February 2003)