Nancy Pelosi is the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, as of 2015. She is member of the Democratic Party and represents California's 12th congressional district, which includes a large portion of the San Francisco area.
Pelosi began her political career in 1987, winning a special election for a seat in the House of Representatives. She has served on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, eventually being selected to be the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives. Pelosi became the 60th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving in that role from 2007 to 2010. As of 2015, she is the only woman to have served as the House speaker.