|Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, District 5|
|Assumed office |
May 21, 2019
|Preceded by||Ref Rodriguez|
July 5, 1983 – July 4, 1991
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 45th district
|Preceded by||Antonio Villaraigosa|
|Succeeded by||Kevin de León|
|Member of the Los Angeles City Council|
from the 13th district
July 1, 1993 – July 1, 2001
|Preceded by||Mike Woo|
|Succeeded by||Eric Garcetti|
|Born||November 18, 1944|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Jackie Goldberg is an American politician and teacher.
Early life and education
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. She went on to get a master's degree in education from the University of Chicago.
LAUSD Board of Education
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. 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.
2019 to present
In 2019, Goldberg was re-elected to the LAUSD's Board of Education for the 5th District.
Los Angeles City Council (1993–2003)
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)
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.
- Jackie Goldberg Papers, (Collection 2196). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
- Simon, Mark (September 20, 2003), "Davis signs bill giving partners rights", San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2007-11-23
- "Making the Case for Gay Marriage", CityWatch, January 22, 2010, retrieved 2010-02-14