Jane Harman Net Worth: Jane Harman is the former US Representative from California's 36th Congressional District who has a net worth of $300 million Jane Harman is the current US Representative from California's 36th Congressional District. She is a Democrat and has served as a representative from California from both 1993-1999 and again from 2001 to the present. Born Jane Margaret Lakes on June 28, 1945, in New York, NY, she made a name for herself as an uncommon leader and devoted Congresswoman serving the communities of California's South Bay region from 1993 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2011. Prior to her election, Jane Harman spent time serving as an attorney, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in the Carter White House, as well as special counsel to the Department of Defense. After graduating form Harvard Law School, Herman embarked on her political career in Washington, DC, by serving as chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. Thus, Herman could be often heard criticizing the administration's post-war Iraq policy, as well as she has advocated for a post 9/11 legal framework that would inform policy on detentions, interrogations, and surveillance of American citizens. She left her position on the Capitol Hill in February of 2011 to become the head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.