SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), (1950 - )


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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 lieutenent governor of California, 2006; unsuccessful candidate for the special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Leo Joseph Ryan in the Ninety-Fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Thomas Peter Lantos and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (April 8, 2008-present).