- Jackie Goldberg
Infobox State Representative
name =Jackie Goldberg
Kevin de León
birth_date =birth date and age|1944|11|18
Los Angeles, California
A graduate of
Morningside High Schoolin Inglewood, California, Goldberg went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeleywhere she was a member of SLATEand a major player in the Free Speech Movementwhile 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 TVtalk show host and author Larry Eldergave 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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