Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is currently in her first term as US Senator from California.  She announced her run for President on January 21, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)

Personal info

Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, California
Birth name: Kamala Devi Harris
Father: Donald Harris, an economics professor
Mother: Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a physician
Marriage: Douglas Emhoff (2014-present)
Education:Howard University, B.A. political science and economics, 1986; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989
Religion: Baptist

Campaign website: https://kamalaharris.org/

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Other Facts (Wikipedia and CNN)

  • Attorney General of California 2011-2016.
  • District attorney of San Francisco from 2004-2011. 
  • Daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrant parents, she is the first African-American, first woman and first Asian-American to become attorney general of California, and the first Indian-American and second African-American woman to serve as a senator.
  • Lived in Canada starting at age 12 and graduated from Westmount High School in Westmount, Quebec in 1981.

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