Kamala Harris Biography Timeline

Kamala Harris Biography Timeline

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Biography Timeline Of Kamala Harris

October 20, 1964 - Early Life

Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20,1964.

1989 - Graduated in 1989

She graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1989

1990 - Early Career

Hired as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California.

1998 - Assistant District Attorney

In February 1998, recruited by Terence Hallinan.

2000 - City Attorney

Harris took a job at San Francisco City Hall, working for city attorney Louise Renne.

2000s - Violent Crimes

In the early 2000s, the San Francisco murder rate per capita outpaced the national average

2004 - Recidivism

In 2004, Harris recruited civil rights activist Lateefah Simon to create the San Francisco Reentry Division

2006 - Truancy Initiative

Harris led a city-wide effort to combat truancy for at-risk elementary school youth in San Francisco

June 8, 2010 - California Attorney General Election

In the June 8, 2010 primary, she was nominated with 33.6 percent of the vote.

November 4, 2014 - Re-election

On November 4, 2014, Harris was re-elected against Republican Ronald Gold, winning 57.5 percent of the vote to 42.5 percent

2015 - Closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Investigation of the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison

2016 - U.S. Senate

In February 2016, Harris won 78% of the California Democratic Party vote at the party convention.

January 3, 2017 - Political Positions

Harris was sworn into the Senate by then-Vice President Biden on January 3, 2017.

2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee

In January, Harris was appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee after the resignation of Al Franken

2019 - LGBT Rights

Harris called for an investigation into the death of Roxsana Hernández, a transgender woman and immigrant who died in ICE custody.

January 21, 2019 - Obstruction Of Congress

Harris officially announced her candidacy for president of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.

April 17, 2020 - Running Mate

Harris responded to media speculation and said she "would be honored" to be Biden's running mate

August 11, 2020 -  First African American

Biden announced that he had chosen Harris. She was the first African American, the first Indian American.

January 20, 2021 - Vice president

Harris being sworn in as vice president on January 20, 2021,

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