Xavier Becerra

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Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra official portrait.jpg
33rd Attorney General of California
Assumed office
January 24, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown
Preceded by Kathleen Kenealy (Acting)
Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by John Larson
Succeeded by Joe Crowley
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by John Larson
Succeeded by Joe Crowley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 24, 2017
Preceded by Lucille Roybal-Allard
Succeeded by Jimmy Gomez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 31st district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Hilda Solis
Succeeded by Gary Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Marty Martínez
Succeeded by Henry Waxman
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 59th district
In office
1990–1992
Preceded by Charles Calderon
Succeeded by Dick Mountjoy
Personal details
Born (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 60)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carolina Reyes
Alma mater Stanford University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Xavier Becerra (/hɑːviˈɛər bɪˈsɛrə/ 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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