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Jackie Speier (Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier)

Jackie Speier, United States Representative from California, former state senator. Named Legislation of Year, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 2004.


  • Speier, Jackie was born on May 14, 1950 in San Francisco, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Davis, 1972. Juris Doctor, University California Hastings College Law, 1976.


    • Legal council, legislation assistant to Republican Leo J. Ryan United States Congress, 1973-1978. Member San Mateo County Board Supervisors, California, 1980—1984, chair, 1985—1986. Member California State Assembly from District 19, 1987—1996, majority whip, 1988—1992, chair consumer protection committee, 1991-1995.

      Vice president governmental & community affairs Electronic Arts Inc., 1996—1998. Director governmental & corporation affairs Poplar ReCare, 1996—1998. Member California State Senate from District 8, 1999—2006.

      Of counsel Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Viahos, & Rudy LLP, San Francisco, 2007—2008. Member United States Congress from 12th California District, since 2008, United States House Financial Services Committee, since 2009, United States House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, since 2009, United States House Special Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming, since 2009.


    • Author: This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down, 2007.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    • Married Steven K. Sierra, 1987 (deceased 1994). Children: Jackson Kent, Stephanie Katelin. Married Barry Dennis, 2001.
    • spouses: Steven K. Sierra
    • Barry Dennis
    • children: Jackson Kent Speier
    • Stephanie Katelin Speier
    Jackie Speier
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    Born March 14, 1950
    (age 67)