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Kamala D. HarrisDEMDemocrat Vice President of the United States
57
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Kamala Devi Harris ( KAH-mə-lə DAY-vee; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and as a United States senator representing California from 2017 to 2021. Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Harris served as the junior United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021. Harris defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. As a senator, she advocated for healthcare reform, federal de-scheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform.

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Campaign Funding

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$22,756,387
Total Raised
$21,440,110
Total Spent
$1,315,730
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Howard University
Bachelor of Arts
1986
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor
1989
Westmount High School
1981
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
President
United States Senate
2021 - Current
Vice President
United States of America
2021 - Current
Senator
United States Senate, California
2017 - 2021
Attorney General
State of California
2011 - 2016
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 Member
California Medical Assistance Commission
Former Member
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Former Fellow
Aspen Institute
Former Member
California District Attorneys Association Board
Vice President
National District Attorneys Association
Former Member
Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate
Former Member
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on The Constitution, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, United States Senate