Who is Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. She was born on October 20, 1964. Furthermore, she is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 election for the President of the United States.
Kamala Harris was born to Donald Harris, and his wife Dr.Shyamala Gopalan Harris, with the birth sign Virgo. She stands the height of 5 feet10 inches. Also, her black eyes colour and dark brown hair, makes her look even more amazing. She has been able to maintain her body figure along with the body measurement 34-29-37 inches. Kamala holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. She grew up with her sister Maya Harris. Her religion is Christian.
Kamala attended Westmount High School. After, she enrolled at Howard University in Washington. She there graduated with a degree in political science, and economics. Also, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, she has a degree in Juris Doctore.
The career of Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris firstly served as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California from 1990 to 1998. She prosecuted cases of robbery, child rape, and murder. Also, in the 1990s, she worked at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Likewise, in 2000, she was recruited for the position of the head of the Community and Neighbourhood Division, by Louise Renne, who was the San Franciso’s elected City Attorney.
Later, in 2003, Kamala became the San Francisco District Attorney defeating the Terence Hallinan. Moreover, she is the first South-Asian, as well as a black woman achieving the position. Meanwhile, in 2007, she was again reelected. Then, she started to organize the program, offering first-time drug dealers the opportunity to find jobs and earn a high school diploma. In 2009, Kamala published her book “Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer”. She tried to analyze criminal justice from an economic perspective in a book.
Furthermore, Kamala worked for the California District Attorney’s Association. Also, she worked in different capacities for the National District Attorneys Association in the 2010s. Also, in the same year, she campaigned in the California Attorney General election. There, she faced Los Angeles County District and Attorney Steve Cooley. Later on January 3, 2011, she became the first Jamaican American woman and the first Indian American attorney general in California. Similarly, in 2014, she reelected.
In 2016, Kamala defeated Loretta Sanchez in the United States Senate election in California. She won by 62% of the vote. In 2017, she swore as the United States Senator from California. Moreover, as of 2019 speculation, she might be a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President. Also, she announced that she would run for the Democratic nomination for the US Presidential election of 2020.
In 2004, The National Urban hailed Kamala as a “Woman of Power”. Also, in 2005, she was honoured with the Thurgood Marshall Award for the National Black Prosecutors Asociation.
Kamala Harris has been able to earn a wise amount of money. Her net worth is estimated to be about $2 million.
Kamala Harris married to her long-term boyfriend, Douglas Emhoff. Douglas is a professional lawyer.