Jackie Goldberg

Jackie Goldberg

Infobox State Representative
honorific-prefix =
name =Jackie Goldberg
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height =150px
state_assembly =California
district =45th
term_start =2000
term_end =2006
preceded =Antonio Villaraigosa
succeeded =Kevin de León
birth_date =birth date and age|1944|11|18
birth_place =
residence =Los Angeles, California
party =Democrat
spouse =
website =

Jackie Goldberg is an American politician and teacher, and a member of the Democratic Party. She is a former member of the California State Assembly.

A graduate of Morningside High School in Inglewood, California, Goldberg went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she was a member of SLATE and a major player in the Free Speech Movement while on campus. She also holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of Chicago.

Goldberg was elected to the State Assembly in November 2000, representing the state's 45th district. Sworn in in December 2000, she had previously served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council. Before being elected to the council, she served on, and was later president of, the Los Angeles School Board before which she had been a teacher in the Compton Unified School District.

She was re-elected in 2002 and 2004 but term limits prevented her from seeking a fourth term in November 2006.

Goldberg is openly lesbiancitation |title=Davis signs bill giving partners rights |first=Mark |last=Simon |periodical=San Francisco Chronicle |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/09/20/MN298244.DTL |date=September 20, 2003 |accessdate=2007-11-23] and was a founder member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. While having many supporters, she also had many detractors. ABC TV talk show host and author Larry Elder gave her the nickname "Hurricane Jackie."

She was a founding member of the Progressive Caucus in Sacramento. Goldberg has one adopted son with her life partner. She is a Los Angeles native and a resident of Echo Park since 1967.


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