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Xavier Becerra's Biography

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, Southwest
Washington, 20201

Full Name:

Xavier Becerra




Wife: Carolina; 3 Children: Clarisa, Olivia, Natalia

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Sacramento, CA

Home City:

Los Angeles, CA


Roman Catholic

JD, Stanford University Law School, 1984

BA, Economics, Stanford University, 1980

Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2021-present

Attorney General, State of California, 2017-2021

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 34, 1993-2017

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1990-1992

Secretary, Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group Steering Committee

Former Vice Chair, House Democratic Caucus

Vice Chair, Minority Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member, United States House Ways and Means Committee

Chair, Minority Caucus, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2017

Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 1997-1998

Former Assistant to the Speaker, United States House of Representatives

Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, 1987-1990

Administrative Assistant, Office of California Senator Art Torres, 1986

Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, 1984-1985

Member, Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Friends of Spain, present

Board Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, present

Member, Hispanic Outreach Advisory Board, National Parent Teacher Association, present

Member, Mexican American Bar Association, present

Member, Mexican American State Legislators Policy Institute, present

Council Member, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute, present

Vice Chair, United States-Korea Interparliamentary Exchange, present

Former Board Member, Close Up Foundation

Former Board Member, Pitzer College