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Kamala Harris' Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (CA) - Jr, Democratic

On The Ballot: Campaign Suspended, Democratic for President

Contact Information

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1121 5th Street Northwest
Suite B
Washington, DC 20001

3810 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Post Office Box 86
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: 985-519-2390

333 Bush Street, Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA 94104

600 B Street, Suite 2240
San Diego, CA 92101

11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1250W
Los Angeles, CA 90064

2500 Tulare Street, Suite 5290
Fresno, CA 93721

501 I Street, Suite 7-800
Sacramento, CA 95814

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Kamala Devi Harris

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Doug; 2 Step-Children: Ella, Cole

Birth Date:

10/20/1964

Birth Place:

Oakland, CA

Home City:

San Francisco, CA

Religion:

Baptist

JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1990

BA, Political Science/Economics, Howard University, 1986

Senator, United States Senate, California, 2017-present

Candidate, President of the United States, 2020

Attorney General, State of California, 2011-2016

Candidate, United States Senate, California, 2016

Candidate, Attorney General, State of California, 2010, 2014

Former Member, Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, United States Senate

Former Member, California Medical Assistance Commission

Former Member, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco, 2004-2011

Chief, Community and Neighborhood Division, Office of the San Francisco City Attorney, 2000-2003

Attorney, Career Criminal Unit, Office of the San Francisco District Attorney, 1998-2000

Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, 1990-1998

Former Fellow, Aspen Institute

Former Member, California District Attorneys Association Board

Vice President, National District Attorneys Association

Awards:

Top 100 Lawyers in California,
2006, California Lawyer Magazine

Top 100 Lawyers in California,
2005, Daily Journal Newspaper

Most Distinguished Alumni,
Howard University

100 Most Influential Black Americans,
Ebony Magazine

"Woman of Power",
National Urban League

Child Advocate of the Year,
2004, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Council

Father's Name:

Donald

Favorite Book:

The Kite Runner, Dreams From My Father, The Joy Luck Club, and Native Son

Favorite Movie:

Logan, Black Panther, Steel Magnolias, A Star is Born, My Cousin Vinny, Wonder Woman, Antwone Fisher, Ratatouille, Dark Knight

Favorite Quote:

"You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last."

- my mother, Shyamala G. Harris

Favorite TV Shows:

24, American Idol, anything on CNN, Baldwin Hills, 60 minutes, The Wire, Saturday Night Live, and VH1's Best Week Ever

Favorite Type of Music:

A Tribe Called Quest, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Prince, Elton John, Too Short, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Ravi Shankar, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Carlos Santana, Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Maroon 5, The Jackson 5, Nina Simone

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Cooking, music, Farmer's Markets, movies, Sunday family dinners, spending time with my niece, and actually reading the entire Sunday New York Times on Sunday

Mother's Name:

Shyamala

Publications:

"Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer"
"The Truths We Hold: An American Journey"

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