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Nancy PelosiDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-11
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Nancy Patricia Pelosi (pə-LOH-see; née D'Alesandro; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician who served as the 52nd speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the first woman elected as U.S. House Speaker and the first woman to lead a major political party in either chamber of Congress, leading the House Democrats from 2003 to 2023. A member of the House since 1987, Pelosi currently represents California's 11th congressional district, which includes most of San Francisco. Pelosi was born and raised in Baltimore, and is the daughter of mayor and congressman Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. She graduated from Trinity College, Washington in 1962 and married businessman Paul Pelosi the next year; the two had met while both were students. They moved to New York City before settling down in San Francisco with their children. Focused on raising her family, Pelosi stepped into politics as a volunteer for the Democratic Party in the 1960s. After years of party work, she was first elected to Congress in a 1987 special election and is now in her 19th term; she is the dean of California's congressional delegation. Pelosi steadily rose through the ranks of the House Democratic Caucus to be elected House minority whip in 2001 and elevated to House minority leader a year later, becoming the first woman to hold each of those positions in either chamber of Congress. In the 2006 midterm elections, Pelosi led the Democrats to a majority in the House for the first time in 12 years and was subsequently elected Speaker, becoming the first woman to hold the office.

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Campaign Funding

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Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Health Professionals$310,727
Lawyers/Law Firms$138,983
Real Estate$134,414
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$96,788
Electronics Mfg & Equip$96,639
Securities & Investment$91,172
Public Sector Unions$88,740
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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 - 7 of 7
United States House of Representatives, California
2023 - Current
United States House of Representatives, California
2013 - 2023
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2013
Minority Whip
United States House of Representatives
2001 - 2002
United States House of Representatives
1987 - 1993
Jerry Brown Presidential Campaign
Former Intern
Senator Daniel Brewster
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Platform Committee
Finance Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
1985 - 1986
State Chair
California Democratic Party
1981 - 1983
Northern California Democratic Party
1977 - 1981
Democratic Steering Committee
AIDS Task Force, House Democratic Caucus
Former Chair
Congressional Working Group on China
Former Vice Chair
Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS
Honorary Member
Board, National Organization of Italian-American Women
30 Something Democrats
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member, Board of Trustees
Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey Foundation
Vice Chair
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Biomedical Research Caucus
Former Member
Banking and Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Intelligence Committee, United States House of Representatives