Christine Pelosi

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Christine Pelosi
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Pelosi in 2013
Christine Paule Pelosi

(1966-05-05) May 5, 1966 (age 56)
EducationGeorgetown University (BA)
University of California, Hastings (JD)
OccupationPolitical strategist
Political partyDemocratic
Peter Kaufman
(m. 2008)
Parent(s)Paul Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
RelativesAlexandra Pelosi (sister)

Christine Paule Pelosi (born May 5, 1966) is an American Democratic Party political strategist from California. She is the daughter of Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi and sister of Alexandra Pelosi.

Early life and education

Christine Pelosi is the daughter of Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi, and was born in California. She has four siblings: Nancy Corinne, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra.[1]

She holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.[2]


Her work in public policy and politics includes service as executive director (1998–99),[citation needed] Platform Chair (1995–2008),[citation needed] and Women's Caucus Chair (2011–2021) of the California Democratic Party;[3][4] Deputy City Attorney (Construction and Trial Teams) and Assistant District Attorney (Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit) for the City of San Francisco;[citation needed] U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Special Counsel in the Clinton/Gore Administration (1999–2001);[citation needed] and, Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative John F. Tierney (2001–2005).[5] Pelosi has also served as a board member and the Interim Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America (2011).[citation needed]

She is the author of Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders (2007) and Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 (2012), books used in her leadership trainings for candidates and causes.[6][2][5]

Since January 2007, Pelosi has been writing blog articles on The Huffington Post.[2]

Pelosi has served as volunteer board member for the AIDS Memorial Grove and the New Leaders Council.[citation needed] She has been named a potential successor to her mother's seat in the House by the Los Angeles Times.[7]

Democratic National Committee

Pelosi was elected to the Democratic National Committee, where she cofounded the Veterans and Military Families Council,[5] and as of 2021 is Vice Chair for Campaigns and Elections.[8]

In 2020, Pelosi was one of California's automatic delegates to the Democratic National Convention.[9]

Electoral College member

Pelosi was a presidential elector for the state of California in the 2016 United States presidential election. Every presidential election year, the 538 members of the Electoral College meet in their state capitals on December 19 to cast the official vote for president. She helped lead the effort to inform the electors and the public about foreign interference in elections.[10]

Personal life

Pelosi married Peter Kaufman, son of film director Philip Kaufman, on February 16, 2008.[5] They had a daughter in March 2009.[11]

Pelosi is a baseball fan, lives within walking distance of the San Francisco Giants' stadium, and serves on the Giants Community Fund board of directors.[2]


  • Christine Pelosi, Campaign Boot Camp (PoliPointPress, 2007). ISBN 978-0-9794822-0-5.
  • Christine Pelosi, Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 (Berrett-Koehler, 2012) | ISBN 1609945166 | ISBN 978-1609945169


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