Tom Huening

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Tom Huening
Thomas Richard Huening

(1942-01-05) January 5, 1942 (age 82)
Occupation(s)author, politician, businessman

Thomas Richard Huening (born January 5, 1942) is an American author, politician, and businessman from San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his public service role he authored the California's anti-gerrymandering Proposition 119 in June 1990 ballot, co-founded the Garfield Charter School, authored the San Mateo County ballot Measure K extending BART to the San Francisco Airport, and Measure A the Countywide Transportation Expenditure Plan. His latest book, Thomas Jefferson's Bible, Religious Freedom in America (published February, 2024, Spiritual Choices Publishing - KDP) revisits Jefferson's cut and paste personal Bible and his call for the separation of church and state required to preserve our inalienable freedoms. Earlier Huening wrote The Quintessential Good Samaritan, The Authorized Biography of John Joseph Kelly, Champion of Social Justice (published February, 2022, Post Hill Press), the personal account of a spiritually progressive Christian focused on restorative justice. His first book "Spiritual Choices, Putting the HERE in Hereafter" is non-fiction prose dealing with the practice of world religions and the importance of daily action as well as belief.



Huening was born in Chicago, Illinois, the second of twelve children of Clarence Edward Huening and Hermina Ann Huening (née Huberts). With his first wife Kathleen Bernice Hynes he is the father of four daughters, who live in California and Texas. Huening and his wife Carol live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Early career experience

San Mateo County public service

Other public service

Business experience


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