|U.S. House, California, District 12|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||April 8, 2008|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|California State Senate|
|California State Assembly|
|San Mateo County Board of Supervisors|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Davis|
|J.D.||University of California, Hastings College of Law|
|Birthday||May 14, 1950|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, California|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Issues
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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. The open primary election took place 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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Speier's academic, professional and political career:
- 2008-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, California's 12th congressional district
- 2006: Unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California
- 1998-2006: California State Senate
- 1986-1998: California State Assembly
- 1980-1986: San Mateo County supervisor
- 1973-1978: Staff, United States Representative Leo Joseph Ryan
Speier's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
Speier serves on the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
- Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs
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 and Deborah Bacigalupi (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Michael Moloney (D). They will now face off in the November 6, 2012, general election.
On November 2, 2010, Speier won re-election to the United States House. She advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Mike Moloney (R) and Mark Paul Williams (Libertarian) in the general election.
|U.S. House, California District 12 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Jackie Speier Incumbent||75.6%||152,044|
|Libertarian||Mark Paul Williams||2.3%||4,611|
|Jackie Speier (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$953,023.76||$215,213.56||$(113,234.09)||$1,055,003.23|
|Pre-Primary ||May 24, 2012||$1,055,003.23||$41,265.63||$(36,134.62)||$1,060,134.24|
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, California District 12, 2010 - Jackie Speier Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Air Line Pilots Assn||$10,000|
|American College of Emergency Physicians||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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 ranks 133rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 78th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranks 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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
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.
Speier and her husband, Barry, have two children.
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- California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Gov Track "Speier" Accessed May 18, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), (1950 - )"
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier," Accessed November 3, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Fighting for the People of San Francisco and the Peninsula "Committees"
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Jackie Speier's Summary Report," Accessed July 10, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Jackie Speier April Quarterly," Accessed July 10, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Jackie Speier Pre-Primary," Accessed July 10, 2012
- Open Secrets "Jackie Speier 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
- LegiStorm "Jackie Speier"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Speier, (D-Cali), 2010"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
|U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 12
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|California State Senate
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|California State Assembly
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|San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
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