Former Mayor and Assembly Member
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.
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.
Sally holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.