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Kamala Harris

Kamala HarrisAKA Kamala Devi Harris

Born: 20-Oct-1964
Birthplace: Oakland, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney, Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Attorney General of California

Attorney and prosecutor elected California Attorney General in 2010. Progressive Democrat; generally anti-death penalty, pro-gay rights.

During her bid for San Francisco District Attorney in 2003, Harris was fined for violating city campaign finance laws, exceeding a mandated campaign spending cap. She appeared before the city's ethics commission again in 2005, after sending out mailers on her own campaign letterhead to solicit donations for Phil Ting for assessor.


[1] African-, Asian-, and Indian-American.

Father: Donald Harris (Stanford economist)
Mother: Shyamala Gopalan Harris (breast cancer researcher)
Sister: Maya Lakshmi Harris (attorney)
Boyfriend:
Willie Brown (Mayor of San Francisco, ex-)
Boyfriend: Phil Bronstein (San Francisco Chronicle editor, together 2004)

    University: BS, Howard University (1986)
    Law School: JD, Hastings College of the Law (1989)

    Attorney General of California (2011-)
    California State Official District Attorney, San Francisco (2003-11)
    California State Official Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco (2000-03)
    California State Official San Francisco DA's Office, Career Criminal Unit Mgr (1998-2000)
    California State Official Deputy District Attorney, Alameda (1990-98)
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    Aspen Institute Fellow
    California District Attorneys Association
    Democratic National Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Co-Chair
    Leakey Foundation Advisor to the Board of Trustees
    National District Attorneys Association Board of Directors
    Obama for America
    San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards Committee
    San Francisco Bar Association Board of Directors
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Children's mentor
    Campaign Finance Violation
    Wedding: Jerry Brown and Anne Gust (2005)
    Jamaican Ancestry Paternal
    Tamil Ancestry Maternal

Official Website:
http://oag.ca.gov/

Author of books:
Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer (2009, non-fiction)


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