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Nancy Skinner's Biography

Office: State Senate (CA) - District 9, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate (CA) - District 9

Contact Information


1515 Clay Street Suite 2202
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-286-1333
Fax: 510-286-3885

State Capitol, Room 5094
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

1515 Clay Street, Suite 2202
Oakland, CA 94612

Full Name:

Nancy Skinner




Husband: Lance; 1 Child: Sirona

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

San Francisco, CA

Home City:

Berkeley, CA

BS, Natural Resource Sciences, University of California Berkeley

BS, Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

MA, Education, University of California Berkeley

Senator, California State Senate, District 9, 2016-present

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 14, 2008-2014

Board Member, East Bay Regional Parks Director, 2006-2008

Field Manager, Barbara Lee for United States Congress, 2002

Coordinator, Loni Hancock for State Assembly, 2002

City Councilmember, City of Berkeley, 1984-1992

Member, Executive Board, National Women's Political Caucus, East Bay Chapter, present

Member, Western Legislative Forestry Task Force, present

Founder, Women in Power Political Action Committee, present

Member, Womens Caucus, California Democratic Party, present

Former Member, Advisory Committee, Energy Commission's Climate Change

Former Member, Alameda County Stop Waste Board

Former Member, Alameda County Training & Employment Board

Former Member, East Bay Regional Park District Board

Former Member, Insurance Committee, California State Assembly

Former Member, San Francisco Clean Technology Task Force

Former Member, Select Committee on Career Technology and the New Economy, California State Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Women, Work and Families, California State Senate

Former Member, Transportation and Housing Committee, California State Senate

Senior Policy Fellow, Energy and Transportation Institutes, University of California, Davis, present

Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, present

United States Director, Climate Group, 2004-2007

Executive Director, IC-LEI Local Governments for Sustainability, 1994-2004

Administrative Director, Graduate Assembly at UC Berkeley , 1984-1989

Board Member, Community Conservation Centers Incorporated, present

Board Member, David Brower Center, present

Founder, Local Governments for Sustainability, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, present

Member, National Organization of Women, present

Member, Alameda Democratic Club

Board Member, Berkeley Film Foundation

Board Member, Center for EcoLiteracy

Board Member, David Brower Center

Member, East Bay Women's Political Caucus

Member, El Cerrito Democratic Club

Member, Metropolitcan Greater Oakland Democratic Club

Member, Stonewall Democratic Club

Member, Wellstone Democratic Club

Board Member, Youth Alive (in Oakland)

United States Director/International Coordinator, ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection, 1994-2004

Administrative Director, Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley, 1984-1989


Courageous Leadership Award by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Favorite Book:

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert & The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power by Steve Fraser

Favorite Musician:

Cyndi Lauper, Sarah Vaughan, Rhianna, Annie Lennox, Sonny Rollins, Bill Charlap, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Amy Winehouse

Favorite Quote:

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, and kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places- and there are so many- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction." Howard Zinn

Spouse's Occupation:

Public service retiree