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Kamala Harris' Biography

Office:

Contact Information

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest
Washington, DC 20500

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

Vice President, United States of America, 2021-present

President, United States Senate, 2021-present

Senator, United States Senate, California, 2017-2021

Candidate, President of the United States, 2020

Candidate, Vice-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, Budget Committee, United States Senate

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

Former Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, 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, Subcommittee on The Constitution, 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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