SAN FRANCISCO - Nancy Pelosi is a San Francisco institution. Loved by many, scorned by others, there's no denying her political acumen and success.
She was first elected to congress 30 years ago and climbed her way through the political power structure to become Speaker of the House, achieving the highest political office ever held by a woman in this country.
How did she get there and where did she come from? KTVU's Ken Wayne sat down with Congresswoman Pelosi for a one-on-one interview.
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Nancy Pelosi grew up in Baltimore, Maryland to a devout Catholic, Italian American family. Her father was a member of Congress. They were fiercely patriotic and staunchly Democratic. She was raised to believe that public service was calling.
San Francisco and Introduction to Politics
Nancy Pelosi met her husband in Washington D.C. while she was at Trinity College and he was at Georgetown University. They moved to San Francisco in 1969 where they raised their 5 children and she began her political career.
Rise to Speaker
Democrats faced a tough loss in 2016. It's no surprise that Pelosi is front and center in the party's effort to regain control of the House. She remains optimistic in her fight for issues important to California.
Praying for the President
Despite the fact that Democrats lost their fourth attempt this year to grab a Republican held House seat in a special election, Pelosi remains committed to winning a Democratic majority. But will she keep her job as Speaker? And what about President Trump? Pelosi says she's praying for him.