|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
|Preceded by||Antonio Villaraigosa|
|Succeeded by||Kevin de León|
|Born||November 18, 1944|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Life and career
Jacqueline Barbara Goldberg was born on November 18, 1944. 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 lesbian and was a founder member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. She is one of three openly gay and Jewish members with Carol Migden, and Mark Leno. She married longtime partner Sharon Stricker in 2008. One detractor, KABC 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 and her wife have one adopted son. She is a Los Angeles native and a resident of Echo Park since 1967.
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