Kamala Devi Harris - American lawyer and politician, member of the US Democratic Party. Democratic Vice President of the United States of America in the 2023 elections. Attorney General of California (2011-2017), U.S. Senator from California (2017-2020).
Place of Birth. Education. was born October 20, 1964 v Aucklande, California. Kamala Harris - daughter of immigrants. Mother - Shyamala Gopalan, researchernitsa breast cancer, immigrated to the US from India. Father - Donald J. Harris, professor of economics at Stanford University, originally from Jamaica.
She graduated from Howard University and then received her JD from UC Hastings College of Law..
Career. WITH From 1990 until 1998, Harris served as an assistant district attorney in Alameda County, California. Harris says she wanted a career in law enforcement because she wanted to be "at the decision table."
V In 2000, newly elected San Francisco City Attorney Louise Rennie invited Harris to her office, where she became chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division, which oversees civil law enforcement issues..
She was elected District Attorney of San Francisco in 2003 and served in that position from 2004 to 2011. Gained attention when she refused to demand the death penalty for David Hill, accused of killing police officer Isaac Espinoza. California Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein and then-Attorney General Bill Lockyer condemned her decision, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown initiated an abuse of power investigation into the matter, but no wrongdoing was found in Harris's actions.
In 2004, as District Attorney, Harris launched the Back On Track initiative. - a program for the return to society of persons who have served their sentences. Participants in the initiative (non-violent, first-time offenders whose crimes do not involve weapons or gangs) plead guilty in exchange for a reprieve and regular reporting by a judge for one year. Participants who were able to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma, maintain a stable job, attend fatherhood classes, and pass drug tests were cleared of their criminal history.
How is the districtOh San Francisco Attorney Harris established a Special Hate Crime Investigation Unit specifically focused on hate crimes against LGBT children and teenagers in schools. She convened a national conference to combat "gay transgenderth panic" that explains violent hate crimes. Harris supported same-sex marriage in California.
During the time that Harris wasth prosecutorohm San Francisco, total penalty rateth for crimes rose from 52% in 2003 to 67% in 2006, the highest in a decade; the punishment rate for murder was 85%, and for drug dealing it rose from 56% in 2003 to 74% in 2006. While these statistics only take into account court decisions, Harris has also closed many cases through plea agreements.
On November 2, 2008, Harris announced her candidacy for California Attorney General. Both United States Senators from California, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, endorsed Harris during the Democratic primaries. On June 8, 2010, she won 33.6% of the vote, defeating Alberto Torrico (who received 15.6% of the vote) and Chris Kelly (15.5%).
In 2010, she was elected Attorney General of California and took the oath on January 3, 2011, becoming the first ever representative of the African American and South Asian communities, as well as the first woman in this position. November 4, 2014a re-elected for a second termTo.
After refusing to be re-elected in 2016, U.S. Senator from California Barbara Boxer, Harris was among 34 contenders in the fight for the vacant seat. The two candidates with the most votes in the bipartisan primaries go directly to the California system, and in June 2016, two representatives of the Democratic Party won the primaries. - Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, knocking the Republicans out of the race for the first time early on.
At the end of February 2016, the Democratic Party of California at its convention supported the candidacy of Harris, giving her 78% of the vote - 18% more than the 60% needed to ensure support. Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Harris' candidacy on May 23. On July 19, Harris was supported by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden..
In the November 2016 elections, Harris won 62% of the vote and defeated Sanchez in all but four districts. After her victory, Harris vowed to protect immigrants from the policies of newly elected President Donald Trump..
Harris was considered a top contender and potential frontrunner in the Democratic Party's 2023 presidential primaries. On January 21, 2019, Harris officially announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States in the presidential election. Harris was briefly among the leaders of the Democratic primaries, but later she could not maintain this popularity and was forced to withdraw from the elections at the end of 2019. On March 8, 2023, Harris endorsed the candidacy of Joe Biden. Biden won the Democratic primary and became the Democratic nominee in the general election.
On August 11, 2023, Biden officially announced that he had selected Harris as the running mate. Joe Biden rival Donald Trump criticized Haris' nomination for Democratic Vice President.
In November 2023, Biden won the election, beating incumbent President Donald Trump in the election. In this way Harris became the first female Vice President in US history.-President of the United States, and the first person of African American and Asianatsky origin in this position.
Family. Harris is married to lawyer Douglas Emhoff, who previously worked as a partner in Venable's Los Angeles office. They married on August 22, 2014. Harris' sister, Maya Harris, is an MSNBC political analyst, and her son-in-law, Tony West, is Uber's general counsel and former U.S. Department of Justice official.. Harris has no children of her own, but her husband has two children from his first marriage..
October 19, 2023