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Jackie Speier

Jackie SpeierAKA Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier

Born: 14-May-1950
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, California 12th

Shot five times while accompanying her boss, Congressman Leo Ryan, on a fact-finding mission to Jim Jones' compound in Guyana in 1978. First legislator to give birth while in office. Once suggested lowering California's voting age to 14. In 2006, narrowly lost bid for California Lieutenant Governor to John Garamendi. Elected to replace deceased US Congressman Tom Lantos.

Father: Fred (teamster)
Mother: Nancy (seamstress, b. 1915)
Brother: (one)
Boyfriend: Ed Bacciocco (San Mateo County supervisor, engaged 1984)
Husband: Dr. Steven Sierra (d. 1994, automobile accident, 2 children)
Husband: Barry Dennis (m. 2001, investment consultant)
Son: Jackson Sierra (b. 1988)
Daughter: Stephanie Sierra (b. 1994)

    High School: Mercy High School, Burlingame, CA (1968)
    University: BA Political Science, University of California at Davis (1972)
    Law School: JD, Hastings College of the Law (1976)

    US Congressman, California 12th (2008-)
    California State Senate 8th (1998-2006)
    Electronic Arts VP of Government and Community Affairs (1996-98)
    California State Assembly 19th (1986-96)
    County Board of Supervisors San Mateo County (1980-86)
    Congressional Staff Aide, legal counsel to Rep. Leo Ryan (1972-78)
    Hillary Clinton for President
    State Bar of California 1976
    Shot Jonestown, Guyana (five times, 18-Nov-1978)
    Miscarriage (multiple)
    Armenian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

    The Invisible War (20-Jan-2012) · Herself

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