1. The House of Representatives elects the Speaker of the House by a majority vote.
2. Nancy Pelosi was the first female Speaker of the House. She was called Madam Speaker.
3. Since 1987, Pelosi has represented California's 8th congressional district. The 8th District covers most of San Francisco.
4. Before she got married in 1963, her maiden name was name was D'Alesandro.
5. She ran for public office after her youngest child became a senior in high school.