SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie)

SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie)
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SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, San Francisco County, Calif., May 14, 1950; graduated from Mercy High School, Burlingame, Calif., 1968; B.A., University of California, Davis, Calif., 1972; J.D., University of California Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, Calif., 1976; staff, United States Representative Leo Joseph Ryan of California, 1973-1978; lawyer, private practice; San Mateo County, Calif., supervisor, 1980-1986; member of the California state assembly, 1986-1998; member of the California state senate, 1998-2006; unsuccessful candidate for the special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Leo Joseph Ryan of California in 1979; unsuccessful candidate for election for lieutenant governor of California in 2006;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Thomas Peter Lantos, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (April 8, 2008-present).

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Speier, Jackie. Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. New York: Little A, 2018.

Speier, Jackie, and Deborah Collins Stephens, Michealene Cristini Risley, and Jan Yanehiro. This is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down. San Francisco, CA: Conari Press, 2007.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
    • Military Personnel - Chair
  • House Committee - Financial Services
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform
  • House Committee - Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    • Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) - Chair
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