Sally Lieber served in the California State
Assembly from 2002 until 2008, representing
California's 22nd Assembly District and as
the Assembly’s Speaker pro Tempore, only
the third woman to hold this leadership
position since 1849.
In the Assembly, Sally worked to increase
educational and economic opportunities,
improve environmental protection and
protect public health through reduction
of toxic chemicals.
Sally authored key bills to combat human
trafficking in California communities. Due
to her leadership, California is considered
to have one of the most comprehensive
state laws to combat human trafficking crimes.
Sally authored an increase in the State’s minimum wage and initiated measures to protect
vulnerable seniors, empower people living with disabilities and improve conditions for women
in California’s prisons.
A strong advocate for protection and conservation, Sally has worked to improve the health of California’s environment and foster sustainability. She authored clean air legislation that is responsible for removing 10+ tons of cancer-causing particulate matter from California’s air
each day, secured funding for energy efficient ‘green’ schools throughout the State and led
efforts to invest in clean technology. She is proud that her work on environmental protection
has been recognized by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.
In 2007, Sally joined with Assemblyman Joel Anderson in authoring legislation to require
California’s pension funds to divest of billions of dollars in investments linked to oil and
defense companies in Iran.
Before her election to the State Assembly, Sally served as a Councilwoman and Mayor of the
City of Mountain View where she successfully implemented local tobacco control legislation,
created new green energy initiatives and worked to recruit many of California's most successful businesses. As a County Commissioner, she worked to reform the County's care of foster and
at-risk youth and to improve conditions for youth in the correctional system.
She currently serves as an advisor to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority,
an agency that was created through her legislation, and recently served on Attorney General
Kamala D. Harris’ Transition Team working on women’s rehabilitation and mental health.
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