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Nancy PelosiDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-12
82
Years of Age
15
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Nancy Patricia Pelosi (née D'Alesandro; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011. She has served as a U.S. representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as speaker of the House. Currently in her 18th term, Pelosi was first elected to Congress in a 1987 special election, following her father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., into politics. He had served as a U.S. representative from Maryland and mayor of Baltimore. She is the dean of California's congressional delegation, having begun her 18th term in 2021. Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district, which comprises four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She initially represented the 5th district (1987–1993), and then, when district boundaries were redrawn after the 1990 census, the 8th district (1993–2013). Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003—the first woman to lead a party in Congress—serving twice each as House Minority Leader (2003–2007 and 2011–2019) and as Speaker (2007–2011 and since 2019). Pelosi was a major opponent of the Iraq War as well as the Bush administration's 2005 attempt to partially privatize Social Security.

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Campaign Funding

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$4,537,320
Total Raised
$5,353,320
Total Spent
$1,004,818
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$753,727
41%
Health Professionals$310,727
22%
Education$170,390
18%
Lawyers/Law Firms$138,983
18%
Real Estate$134,414
13%
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$96,788
13%
Electronics Mfg & Equip$96,639
12%
Securities & Investment$91,172
12%
Public Sector Unions$88,740
9%
Insurance$71,533
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Trinity Washington University
Bachelor of Arts political science
1958 - 1962
Institute of Notre Dame
1954 - 1958
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2013 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2013
Minority Whip
United States House of Representatives
2001 - 2002
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1987 - 1993
Employee
Jerry Brown Presidential Campaign
1976
Former Intern
Senator Daniel Brewster
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Chair
Democratic National Convention
2008
Chair
Democratic National Platform Committee
1992
Finance Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
1985 - 1986
State Chair
California Democratic Party
1981 - 1983
Chair
Northern California Democratic Party
1977 - 1981
Chair
Democratic Steering Committee
Co-Chair
AIDS Task Force, House Democratic Caucus
Former Chair
Congressional Working Group on China
Former Vice Chair
Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group
Founder
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS
Honorary Member
Board, National Organization of Italian-American Women
Member
Democratic National Committee
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member
30 Something Democrats
Member, Board of Trustees
Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey Foundation
Vice Chair
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Chair
Biomedical Research Caucus
Former Member
Intelligence Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Banking and Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives