Jackie Goldberg

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Jackie Goldberg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Antonio Villaraigosa
Succeeded by Kevin de León
Personal details
Born (1944-11-18) November 18, 1944 (age 73)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sharon Stricker
Residence Los Angeles, California

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.

Life and career[edit]

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. In December 2000 she was sworn in, having 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[1] and was a founder member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. She was one of three openly gay and Jewish members with Carol Migden, and Mark Leno.[2] She married longtime partner Sharon Stricker in 2008.[3] One detractor, KABC talk show host and author Larry Elder gave her the nickname "Hurricane Jackie."[citation needed]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Simon, Mark (September 20, 2003), "Davis signs bill giving partners rights", San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2007-11-23 
  2. ^ Handler, Judd (August 2007). "Breaking OUT - San Diego's Gay Jews". San Diego Jewish Journal. 
  3. ^ "Making the Case for Gay Marriage", CityWatch, January 22, 2010, retrieved 2010-02-14 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Woo
Los Angeles City Council
13th district

Succeeded by
Eric Garcetti
Preceded by
Antonio Villaraigosa
California State Assemblymember
45th district

Succeeded by
Kevin de León