Born to an Indian-American mother and African-American father in Oakland, California, Ms. Harris was exposed to the plights of Black and immigrant Californians. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University then gained a law degree from the University of California, Hastings. Subsequently, Ms. Harris began her law and political career by working in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
As the newly appointed District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco in 2003, she spearheaded a program for initial drug reprobates to earn viable employment and their high school diploma. Ms. Harris reached a pinnacle portion of her career when she was instituted as the first African-American Attorney General in California; in this capacity, she has gone after corporations for wrong-doing to consumers, fought for homeowners plagued by mortgage crisis, which resulted in these consumers being forced to foreclose on their abodes due to issuance of faulty loans, and was instrumental in the prosecution of dangerous gangs responsible for drug, human, and weapon trafficking.
Attorney General Harris continues to fight for veterans, servicemembers, and their families, disenfranchised individuals, and human rights issues that affect the citizens of California. Meekness is not an option when your agenda is to change the world for the less fortunate.