Jackie Speier

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Jackie Speier
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U.S. House, California, District 12
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedApril 8, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
California State Assembly
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, Hastings College of Law
BirthdayMay 14, 1950
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
Office website
Campaign website
Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier (b. May 14, 1950) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 12th congressional district. Speier was first elected to the House in 2008.

Speier is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District as a Democrat. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting.[1] The open primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.


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.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Speier's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Speier serves on the following committees:[4]


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

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 92.1% of the time, which ranked 115 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[5]



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

Speier is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District as a Democrat. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She is running against Michael Moloney (D) and Deborah Bacigalupi (R) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.[6]


On November 2, 2010, Speier won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mike Moloney (R) and Mark Paul Williams (Libertarian) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier Incumbent 75.6% 152,044
     Republican Mike Moloney 22.1% 44,475
     Libertarian Mark Paul Williams 2.3% 4,611
Total Votes 201,130

Campaign donors


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.[8]

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
Lawyers/Law Firms$62,950
Health Professionals$61,150
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$51,200

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Speier and her husband, Barry, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Lantos
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
California State Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by
California State Assembly
Succeeded by
Preceded by
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Succeeded by