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Friday, January 8, 2010

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Hey Herald readers! How was your Christmas and New Year's? I hope it was good as mine was.

Anyway, I'm sure all of you know Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She is well known for being the first female, Italian-American, and Californian to take on this governmental role.

Pelosi was born in Baltimore, Maryland, as the youngest in her family. She was involved in politics at a very early age. Her father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., was the Mayor of Baltimore and a U.S. Congressman from Maryland. Along with such a political father, Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III was also mayor of Baltimore and a Democrat.

Pelosi graduated from Institute of Notre Dame and Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University). She met Paul Pelosi and when they got married, the couple moved first to New York then to California. After moving to California, she worked her way up to Democratic politics. She was at first elected as a party chairwoman in 1977. Then on 1987, Pelosi decided to run for political office.

Just a little information about this strong leader, who lives just around the corner from Hillwood Academic Day School...

Source: Wikipedia

Questions We Would Like to Ask Nancy Pelosi:
~What is your job like as the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
~Are you always traveling around the U.S. because of your job?
~Do you have a favorite part about your job?
~What do you like about San Francisco? Did anything change over the years?
~Are there any ways kids can get involved with politics?
~What influenced you to become involved with politics?
~Why did you decide to move to San Francisco?
~What is a typical day for you?

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