Last Updated: 09 May, 2023 | Views: 66
Other Profession(s): Lawyer
Famous For: Esteemed U.S. Congresswoman And Advocate For Human Rights
Higher Education: University of California, Davis (BA), University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (JD)
Jackie Speier was born on May 14, 1950. Her term as representative for the 14th congressional district of California ended in 2023. Speier represented much of the territory represented by her political mentor, Leo Ryan. Speier married Steven Sierra, an emergency-room doctor, in 1987. When she was a California State Assembly member, they had a son named Jackson Kent in 1988. Sierra was 53 when she died in a car accident in 1994. The Speiers were two months pregnant with their second child at the time. Speier married investment consultant Barry Dennis in 2001.
Jackie Speier Education: She graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, and did her legal studies at Hastings College of the Law.
Jackie Speier Career:
1978: Jackie Speier survived the Jonestown massacre when Ryan was assassinated in 1978 while working as his aide. Speier represented parts of San Mateo and San Francisco counties in the California State Senate.
1980: Her first election for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors was in 1980, unseating a 20-year incumbent. Currently, the youngest board member has been elected.
2006: Her Democratic primary opponent was insurance commissioner John Garamendi and state senator Liz Figueroa 2006.
2008: Her victory in the April 8, 2008, special election filled the vacancy caused by the late Congressman Tom Lantos.
2016: Jackie Speier announced in a January 2016 speech on the House floor that she would introduce legislation requiring schools to disclose faculty disciplinary proceedings.
2021: During the 2022 midterm elections, she announced that she would not run for reelection.
Jackie Speier Unknown Facts:
Jackie Speier worked as an attorney and consumer advocate for the California Public Utilities Commission before entering politics. Besides her consulting business, she founded her own.
As a House Armed Services Committee representative, Speier fought for improved care for military families and defense against sexual assault in the armed forces. She also advocated for increased access to mental health care for service members.
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