Jackie Goldberg is a graduate of Morningside High School in Inglewood, California, Goldberg went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she was a member of SLATE and a major player in the Free Speech Movement while on campus. She also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago.
Ms. Goldberg was elected to the State Assembly in November 2000, representing the state’s 45th district. Sworn in, in December 2000, she had previously served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council. Before being elected to the council, she served on, and was later president of, the Los Angeles School Board before which she had been a teacher in the Compton Unified School District.
She was re-elected in 2002 and 2004 but term limits prevented her from seeking a fourth term in November 2006.
Ms. Goldberg was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. She was a founding member of the Progressive Caucus in Sacramento. Jackie Goldberg is a Los Angeles native and a resident of Echo Park since 1967.