Jackie Speier

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Jackie Speier
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
April 8, 2008 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byTom Lantos
Succeeded byKevin Mullin
Constituency12th district (2008–2013)
14th district (2013–2023)
Member of the California Senate
from the 8th district
In office
Preceded byQuentin L. Kopp
Succeeded byLeland Yee
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
Preceded byLou Papan
Succeeded byLou Papan
Personal details
Karen Lorraine Speier

(1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 73)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Steve Sierra
(m. 1987; died 1994)

Barry Dennis (m. 2001)
EducationUniversity of California, Davis (BA)
University of California, Hastings (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier (born May 14, 1950) is an American politician.[1] She was a United States Representative for the California 14th congressional district from 2008 to 2023.[2] Speier was born in San Francisco, California.

Speier is a former member of the California State Senate. She was elected to that office on April 8, 2008.[3] She represented parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Speier was shot five times in 1978 while she worked with Leo Ryan during the Jonestown Massacre. Ryan was killed.[4]

Speier ran in the Democratic primary for the Lieutenant Governor of California against the insurance commissioner John Garamendi. Garamendi won the race, getting 42.5% of the vote. Speier got 39.7% of the vote.[5]

Speier supports abortion, same sex marriage and LGBT rights. She is a member of the United States Democratic Party.[6]

Speier endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Full Biography: Jackie Speier". The Smart Voter. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  2. "Jackie Speier". Vote Smart. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  3. "Voters Send Jackie Speier to Washington". SF Gate. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  4. Congresswoman Left for Dead (Report). The Roll Call. Archived from the original on September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  5. "California Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  6. "About Jackie Speier". Jackie Speier. Archived from the original on September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  7. "Female Law Makers Rally around Clinton". The Hill. Retrieved September 23, 2019.

Other websites[change | change source]

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