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Jackie Speier
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
April 8, 2008
Preceded by Tom Lantos
Constituency 12th district (2008–2013)
14th district (2013–present)
Member of the California Senate
from the 8th district
In office
Preceded by Quentin L. Kopp
Succeeded by Leland Yee
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
Preceded by Lou Papan
Succeeded by Lou Papan
Personal details
Karen Lorraine Speier

(1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 71)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Steve Sierra
(m. 1987; died 1994)

Barry Dennis (m. 2001)
Children 2
Education University of California, Davis (BA)
University of California, Hastings (JD)

Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier (born May 14, 1950) is an American politician. She is a United States Representative for the California 14th congressional district.

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

Speier was shot five times in 1978 while she worked with Leo Ryan. Unfortunately, Ryan was killed; this was during the Jonestown massacre.

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

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

Speier endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Speier was born in San Francisco, California.

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