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Kamala Harris Biography – Kamala Harris Wiki

Kamala Harris (born Kamala Devi Harris) is an American politician and attorney who is the vice president-elect of the United States. She was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, U.S.

She attended public schools in San Francisco. After completing high school, Harris attended Howard University, America’s oldest historically Black university. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard in 1986. She then enrolled at Hastings College of the Law, where she earned a law degree.

After graduating from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, she took a position in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. As a Deputy District Attorney she also prosecuted cases for homicide and robbery. She worked at that office from 1990 to 1998 before going on to serve in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

In 1998, Harris was named managing attorney of the Career Criminal Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She then served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Families and Children.

In December 2003, Harris was elected as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco’s history, and as the first African American woman in California to hold the office. She was reelected to a second term in November 2007.

She is the author of the book Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer. She has won numerous honors; California’s largest legal newspaper, The Daily Journal, named Harris as one of the top 75 women litigators in California as well as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state. She was recognized as a “Woman of Power” by the National Urban League and received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the National Black Prosecutors Association. She has been featured on the Oprah Show and in Newsweek as one of “America’s 20 Most Powerful Women.” She was selected as one of 24 elected leaders from throughout the country to serve as a Rodel Fellow with the Aspen Institute. Additionally, Harris was elected to the Board of Directors of the California District Attorneys Association and is a Vice President of the National District Attorney’s Association.

Kamala Harris Education

She attended public schools in San Francisco. After completing high school, Harris attended Howard University, America’s oldest historically Black university. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard in 1986. She then enrolled at Hastings College of the Law, where she earned a law degree.

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden

Harris is the vice president-elect of the United States. In August 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election on Twitter. Joe Biden tweeted: “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

Harris tweeted: “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Former President Barack Obama said in a statement: “Choosing a vice president is the first important decision a president makes. When you’re in the Oval Office, weighing the toughest issues, and the choice you make will affect the lives and livelihoods of the entire country – you need someone with you who’s got the judgment and the character to make the right call. Someone whose focus goes beyond self-interest to consider the lives and prospects of others.

“Joe Biden nailed this decision. By choosing Senator Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president, he’s underscored his own judgment and character. Reality shows us that these attributes are not optional in a president. They’re requirements of the job. And now Joe has an ideal partner to help him tackle the very real challenges America faces right now and in the years ahead.

“I’ve known Senator Harris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. Her own life story is one that I and so many others can see ourselves in: a story that says that no matter where you come from, what you look like, how you worship, or who you love, there’s a place for you here. It’s a fundamentally American perspective, one that’s led us out of the hardest times before. And it’s a perspective we can all rally behind right now.

“Michelle and I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kamala, Doug, Cole, and Ella. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing.”

Kamala Harris Age

She was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, United States to Shyamala Gopalan Harris and Donald Harris.

Kamala Harris Parents

Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was a breast cancer researcher. She emigrated from Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1960. Her father, Donald Harris, a Stanford University economics professor who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California, Berkeley.

Kamala Harris Sister

She has one younger sister, Maya Harris. Maya is an American lawyer, public policy advocate, and television commentator. She was born on January 30, 1967, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

Kamala Harris Husband

She is married to her husband Douglas Emhoff. They married on August 22, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California.

Kamala Harris Children

Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff do not have children together. However, Harris is a stepmother to Ella Emhoff and Cole Emhoff, Emhoff’s two children from his previous marriage.

Kamala Harris Ethnic Background – Kamala Harris Race and Ethnicity – Kamala Harris Ethnicity

Kamala Harris was born to a Tamil Indian mother and a Jamaican father.

Kamala Harris Nationality

Kamala Harris is of American nationality.

Kamala Harris Net Worth

Kamala Harris and her husband have an estimated net worth of $5.8 million.

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No one makes me smile like you do. Happy birthday to my incredible husband and favorite sous-chef, Doug! Love you.

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When I see our nation’s children, I see our future. And it gives me the inspiration and motivation to keep fighting.

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