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- What does Nancy do for a living?
- Who are Nancy’s parents and siblings?
- What are Nancy’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Nancy married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Nancy have any children?
- Where is Nancy now?
- How tall is Nancy?
- How much money does Nancy earn?
- What is Nancy’s net worth?
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Who is Nancy Pelosi?
Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American prominent politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019 and previously from 2007 to 2011. Since 1997, she has served as a U.S. representative from California. Being a member of the Democratic Party, she is the first woman to have served as speaker of the U.S. House.
From 1981 until 1983, she chaired the California Democratic Party before her election to congress. Currently, in her 18th term, she was first elected to Congress in a 1987 special election. And is the dean of California’s congressional’s 12th district which comprises most of San Francisco. From 1987 to 2013, she represented the 5th district after redistricting following the 1990 census, and the 8th district from 1993 to 2013. Since 2003, she has led the House Democrats thus becoming the first woman to lead a party in a Congress. Moreover, she has served twice as both House Minority Leader and as House Speaker.
In 2011 she lost the speakership after the Republican party won a majority in the House in the 2010 elections but retained her role as leader of the House Democratic Caucus and returned to the role of House minority leader. However, the Democrats regained control of the house in the 2018 elections and Nancy was again elected Speaker of the House. This made her become the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955.
During her second speakership, the House twice impeached President Donald Trump. First in December 2019, and again in January 2021. Moreover, Nancy was instrumental in the passage of the Biden administration’s landmark bills, including the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act.
How Old is Nancy Pelosi?
She is 82 years old as of August 2022, having been born on March 26, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Nancy shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Gavin Magnus, Paige Taylor, Ella Anderson, Danielle Bregoli, and many more.
Nancy Pelosi Family
Who are Nancy Pelosi’s Parents?
She was born to Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. (Father, born on August 1, 1903, but died on August 23, 1987) a former Mayor of Baltimore. And Anunciata D’Alesandro (Mother, born on March 25, 1909, but died on April 3, 1995).
Does Nancy Pelosi have Siblings?
She has six elder siblings. Five elder brothers by the name Franklin D. Roosevelt D’Alesandro (born on March 7, 1933, but died on February 21, 2007), Thomas L.J D’Alesandro III (born on July 24, 1929, but died on October 20, 2019, was American attorney and politician), Nicholas D’Alesandro, Hector D’Alesandro, and Joseph D’Alesandro.
Nancy Pelosi Education
She received her high school education at the Institute of Notre Dame where she graduated in 1958. After high school, she attended Trinity Washington University where she graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Nancy Pelosi’s Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life Paul Pelosi (born on April 15, 1940) an American businessman. They married on September 7, 1963, in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
Nancy Pelosi Kids
She and her husband Paul have five kids. Four daughters by the name Alexandra Pelosi (born on October 5, 1970, an American journalist, documentary filmmaker, and writer), Christine Pelosi (born on May 5, 1966, an American Democratic Party political strategist), Nancy Corinne Pelosi, and Jacqueline Pelosi. And a son by the name of Paul Pelosi Jr. (born on January 23, 1969).
Nancy Pelosi Career
An Early Career
She became friends with 5th district congressman Phillip Burton after moving to San Francisco. She then began working her way up in Democratic politics. In 1976, she was elected as a Democratic National Committee member from California, a position she held until 1996. The next year, she was elected as party chair for Northern California. Four years later, she was selected to head the California Democratic Party which she held until 1983. From 1985 to 1986, she served on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee finance.
A Career in the U.S. House of Representatives
In 1983, Phillip Burton died and was succeeded by his wife Sala Burton who won a special edition in 1983. In late 1986, Burton became ill with cancer and thus decided not to run for reelection in 1988. Burton then died on February 1, 1987. On April 7, 1987, Nancy won the special election to succeed her narrowly defeating Democratic San Francisco supervisor Harry Britt and easily defeating Republican Harriet Ross in a June 2 runoff. The Democrats have since held the seat since 1949. Thus the strongest challenge Nancy faced was in 2020 when fellow Democrat Shahid Buttar won 22.4% of the vote and Nancy won 77.6%.
A Pre-speakership Career
She voted in March 1988 in favor of the Civil Rights Restoration Act (as well as to override President Ronald Reagan’s veto). She was then elected in 2001, to the House Minority Whip, second-in-command to Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri. Thus she was the first woman in U.S. history to hold that post.
A Career as First Speakership (2007 to 2011)
The Democrats took control of the House in the 2006 midterm elections, picking up 30 seats. This meant that the change in control that Nancy was widely expected to become Speaker of the House in the next Congress. On November 16, 2006, the Democratic caucus unanimously chose Nancy as the Democratic candidate for Speaker. On January 4, she defeated Republican John Boehner of Ohio 233 votes to 202 in the election for Speaker of the House. In 2009, she was reelected as Speaker.
A Career as House Minority Leader (2011 to 2019)
In the 2010 midterm elections, she was reelected by a comfortable margin. And the Democrats lost 63 seats and control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans. Because of this reason, Nancy sought to continue leading the House Democratic Caucus as a minority leader. This is the office she held before becoming Speaker. On November 14, 2012, she announced she would remain the Democratic leader.
A Career in the Second Speakership (2019 to Present)
The Democrats regained a majority in the House in the 2018 midterm elections. House Democrats nominated Nancy on November 28, to once again serve as Speaker. On January 3, 2019, she was re-elected to the speakership at the start of the 116th Congress. In December 2021, she announced her candidacy for reelection in 2022.
A Career in Political Positions
She was a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus but left after being elected House minority leader in 2003.
An LGBT Rights Career
She has been a long supporter of LGBT rights. In 1996, she voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, and in 2004 and 2006, she voted against the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment. This also would amend the United States Constitution to define marriage federally as being between one man and one woman., thus overriding states’ individual rights to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2008, when the Supreme Court of California overturned the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples, Nancy released a statement welcoming the “historic decision”.
Nancy Pelosi Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3¾inches (1.64m) and has an approximate net worth of 60kg (132lbs).
Nancy Pelosi’s Salary and Net Worth
She has a salary of $223,000 and a net worth of $120 million.