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    Jackie Speier

  • Re-elect Congressional Representative Jackie Speier to keep CA-14 on the right track.

    About the Position
    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives. There is no term limit for this position.  

    About the District
    California’s 14th Congressional District includes parts of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Democrats have held this district since it was flipped from red to blue in 1992. In recent general elections, the district voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and for Gavin Newsom in 2018.

    About the Race
    In the primary, Democrat Incumbent Representative Jackie Speier led Republican challenger Ran Petel by a margin of 61.3 percent. Representative Speier has run and won against all challengers for this seat since 2008. Speier’s campaign has not committed to refusing corporate PAC, fossil fuel, or police money. Representative Speier’s campaign has accepted corporate PAC funds from groups that include Walmart Inc. PAC for Responsible Government, Facebook Inc. PAC, and Biopharma ThermoFisher Scientific PAC. Speier has also received money from Edison International PAC, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and provider of industrial and commercial energy services. No FEC filings have been made about opponent Petel’s campaign’s funding.

    About the Candidate
    Rep. Speier was born and raised in San Francisco and has been a longtime public servant, having first been elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1980. She won a special primary for the 14th Congressional District on April 8, 2008, and has run on platforms advocating for gender equity, gun violence prevention, and LGBTQ equality.

    Rep. Speier’s priorities for CA-14 this year have included the reporting of data on COVID-19 in federal, state, and local correctional facilities, authorizing the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health-care services, and modifying and enhancing protections for federal government whistleblowers. She currently sits on two committees: the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Armed Services Committee. This year, Rep. Speier has voted 100 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 95 percent of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In contrast to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Speier voted in favor of the motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment and in favor of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement Implementation Act. Rep. Speier has sponsored 55 bills about civil rights and liberties, minority issues, environmental protection, and labor and employment rights, of which three have passed one chamber.
     
    Rep. Speier is endorsed by many progressive groups in the district. Despite her imperfect campaign-financing record and her moderate stances, she has a track record of working with statewide progressive groups. According to our analysis, Rep. Speier is the strongest choice for representative leadership in office.

     

    Last updated: 2020-10-20

    Jackie Speier

    Re-elect Congressional Representative Jackie Speier to keep CA-14 on the right track.

    About the Position

    Jackie Speier

    Re-elect Congressional Representative Jackie Speier to keep CA-14 on the right track.

    About the Position

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