Jackie Goldberg

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Jackie Goldberg
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Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, District 5
Assumed office
May 21, 2019
Preceded byRef Rodriguez
In office
July 5, 1983 – July 4, 1991
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
Preceded byAntonio Villaraigosa
Succeeded byKevin de León
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
from the 13th district
In office
July 1, 1993 – July 1, 2001
Preceded byMike Woo
Succeeded byEric Garcetti
Personal details
Born (1944-11-18) November 18, 1944 (age 76)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sharon Stricker
ResidenceLos Angeles, California

Jackie Goldberg is an American politician and teacher.

Early life and education[edit]

Goldberg was born in the Los Angeles area on November 18, 1944. Goldberg attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a member of SLATE and a major contributor to the Free Speech Movement.[citation needed] She went on to get a master's degree in education from the University of Chicago.[1]

LAUSD Board of Education[edit]


In 1983, Goldberg was elected to the LAUSD Board of Education, where she served for two terms. During these terms, she prioritized the development of a districtwide bilingual curriculum and establishing on-campus health clinics.[citation needed] Goldberg also authored a unanimous board resolution in support of Project 10 for LGBT students. Goldberg drafted this resolution in response to state Republicans voting to hold all funding for LAUSD, unless the board ended its support for Project 10 at Fairfax High School.[citation needed]

2019 to present[edit]

In 2019, Goldberg was re-elected to the LAUSD's Board of Education for the 5th District.[2]

Los Angeles City Council (1993–2003)[edit]

In 1993, Goldberg was elected to the 13th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council, becoming the first out lesbian woman to hold office on the City Council. She was re-elected without opposition in 1997.

California State Assembly (2001–2007)[edit]

In 2000, Goldberg was elected to her first of three terms in the California State Assembly representing the state's 45th district. In this capacity, Goldberg served as chair of the Assembly Education Committee and drafted numerous education bills. Goldberg was the author of legislation which gave LGBT couples in California the rights and responsibilities of marriage, except for those involving income tax legislation. She was re-elected in 2002 and 2004. Term limits prevented her from seeking a fourth term.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg is openly lesbian.[3] She married longtime partner Sharon Stricker in 2008; they have resided together in Echo Park since 1967.[4] The couple has one son.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Jackie Goldberg Papers, (Collection 2196). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
  2. ^ https://www.lavote.net/election-results#year=2019&election=4040
  3. ^ Simon, Mark (September 20, 2003), "Davis signs bill giving partners rights", San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2007-11-23
  4. ^ "Making the Case for Gay Marriage", CityWatch, January 22, 2010, retrieved 2010-02-14

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