Jackie Speier, Congresswoman, US
Jackie Speier (pronounced SPEAR) has lived her entire life inside California’s 14th Congressional District and in April 2008 was elected to represent the district in Congress. Previously she had served the residents of the San Francisco Peninsula while on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and later in the California State Assembly and State Senate. In total she has over 29 years of representative public service.
Jackie serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; and the House Armed Services Committee, including a subcommittee that authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America's soldiers and airmen are fully equipped to carry out their mission to keep our nation safe. She is the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements. Jackie is also a member of her party’s leadership team as Senior Whip, working within the Democratic caucus to push issues that will create jobs and strengthen the middle class. This Congress, she was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jackie received a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law. Along with her husband, Barry Dennis, and children, Jackson and Stephanie, Jackie is a proud fan of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants and she enjoys yoga, golf and anything that allows her to spend time with her family.