Xavier Becerra

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Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra official portrait.jpg
33rd Attorney General of California
Assumed office
January 24, 2017
GovernorJerry Brown
Gavin Newsom
Preceded byKamala Harris
Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byJohn Larson
Succeeded byJoe Crowley
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byJohn Larson
Succeeded byJoe Crowley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 24, 2017
Preceded byLucille Roybal-Allard
Succeeded byJimmy Gomez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 31st district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byHilda Solis
Succeeded byGary Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byMarty Martínez
Succeeded byHenry Waxman
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 59th district
In office
1990–1992
Preceded byCharles Calderon
Succeeded byDick Mountjoy
Personal details
Born (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 60)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Carolina Reyes
Alma materStanford University
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Xavier Becerra (/hɑːviˈɛər b[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈsɛrə/ hah-vee-AIR; born January 26, 1958) is an American politician and the Attorney General of California. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district. He had represented Downtown Los Angeles in Congress from 1993 to 2017. Becerra, a member of the Democratic Party, was Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. He was chosen to become Attorney General of California after Kamala Harris was elected to the United States Senate. He is the first Latino to serve as Attorney General of California.

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