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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier''' (b. May 14, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 14th congressional district]].  Speier was first elected to the House in 2008.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier''' (b. May 14, 1950 in San Francisco, California) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 14th congressional district]].  Speier was first elected to the House in 2008.  
  
 
Speier most recently won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]].  She defeated [[Deborah Bacigalupi]] (R) in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
 
Speier most recently won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]].  She defeated [[Deborah Bacigalupi]] (R) in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>

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Jackie Speier
Jackie Speier.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 14
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorTom Lantos (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 8, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,595,163
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1999-2006
California State Assembly
1987-1996
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1980-1984
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, Hastings College of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 14, 1950
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$11,083,039
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier (b. May 14, 1950 in San Francisco, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 14th congressional district. Speier was first elected to the House in 2008.

Speier most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District. She defeated Deborah Bacigalupi (R) in the general election.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.[2]

Speier began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 1986 to 1998. Following that, she was elected to the California State Senate. She served in that position until 2006.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Speier is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Jackie Speier was born in San Francisco, California. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Davis, in 1972, and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings School of Law, in 1976.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Speier's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Speier serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Speier served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Speier voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Campaign themes

2012

Speier's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "The economy has been growing since mid-2009, but unemployment remains high. New jobs in our area spring largely from science and technology. The two UC’s (Berkeley/San Francisco) coupled with Stanford, as well as our CSU’s, make historic discoveries almost monthly. Investors from around the globe also find our culture, climate and diverse population to be globally competitive."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "The cost of war demands that we provide for the men and women who have served in our military. The Veterans Administration (VA) is the federal agency charged with coordinating health and disability benefits for our military veterans. But the VA is failing to provide these benefits in a timely fashion, forcing veterans in the Bay Area to wait an average of 320 days for a claims decision."
  • Financial Services Reform
Excerpt: "I also worked closely with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in crafting the CARD Act, legislation that cuts down on abusive credit card practices. Under the CARD Act, companies cannot increase interest rates on outstanding balances unless the consumer has missed two consecutive payments. Payments must be applied to the most costly balance first, with lower-interest rate balances being paid off thereafter."
  • Consumer Protection
Excerpt: "Establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was one of the most significant milestones in consumer protection in modern US history. I worked hard to establish this new consumer protection agency. Consumers should never be duped by financial companies selling negative amortization loans, credit cards that become unaffordable when fine print springs a trap on them, or hidden fees for services."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Speier won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting. She and Deborah Bacigalupi (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Michael Moloney (D). Speier went on to defeat Bacigalupi in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

U.S. House, California District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier Incumbent 78.9% 203,828
     Republican Deborah Bacigalupi 21.1% 54,455
Total Votes 258,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 14 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier (D) Incumbent 74.3% 80,850
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Bacigalupi (R) 21.4% 23,299
Michael Moloney (D) 4.2% 4,607
Total Votes 108,756

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Speier is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Speier raised a total of $3,595,163 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[13]

Jackie Speier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 14) Won $969,474
2010 US House (California, District 12) Won $1,060,953
2008 US House (California, District 12) Won $1,564,736
Grand Total Raised $3,595,163

2012

Breakdown of the source of Speier's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Speier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Speier's campaign committee raised a total of $969,474 and spent $885,671.[14]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Speier's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Speier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Speier's campaign committee raised a total of $1,060,953 and spent $772,791.[15]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 12, 2010 - Jackie Speier Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,060,953
Total Spent $772,791
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jackie Speier's campaign committee
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy$22,600
Roche Holdings$10,500
AFLAC Inc$10,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
American College of Emergency Physicians$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$71,712
Lawyers/Law Firms$62,950
Health Professionals$61,150
Retired$59,100
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$51,200

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Speier is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[16]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Speier missed 473 of 3,862 roll call votes from April 2008 to March 2013. This amounts to 12.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[17]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Speier paid her congressional staff a total of $1,085,002 in 2011. She ranked 133rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranked 78th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Speier's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $5,000,078 and $17,166,000. That averages to $11,083,039, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 11.46% from 2010.[19]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Speier's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,506,072 and $20,527,999. That averages to $12,517,035.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[20]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Speier ranked 87th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[21]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Speier ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings.[22]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jackie Speier has voted with the Democratic Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 125th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[23]

Personal

Speier and her husband, Barry, have two children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), (1950 - )"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier," Accessed November 3, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Fighting for the People of San Francisco and the Peninsula "Committees"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  10. Unofficial election results
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jackie Speier," Accessed March 22, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Jackie Speier 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Jackie Speier 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Jackie Speier," Accessed June 7 2013
  17. GovTrack, "Jackie Speier," Accessed April 2, 2013
  18. LegiStorm "Jackie Speier"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Speier, (D-Cali), 2011"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Speier, (D-Cali), 2010"
  21. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  22. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Lantos
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2008-Present
Succeeded by
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California State Senate
1999-2006
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California State Assembly
1987-1996
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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1980-1984
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