Attorney General Applicant

Xavier Becerra

Currently: California Attorney General
Party
Democrat

When Xavier Becerra was appointed California’s top law enforcement officer in January 2017, he came to Sacramento as an accomplished congressman with a reputation as a dealmaker and a coalition builder. But with dozens of lawsuits against the Trump administration now under his belt, he’s shown voters that he can be a fighter too.

His father was a construction worker from Sacramento and his mother emigrated from Mexico speaking no English. Becerra was a member of his high school’s conflict resolution club. He took those same skills to Stanford, where he eventually got a law degree, and then to the United States Congress, where he served for 12 terms and became one of the chamber’s top-ranking Democrats.

Interests:

  • Protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants
  • The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  • Suing the Trump administration

Letters of Recommendation:

  • California Democratic Party
  • Jerry Brown
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Equality California
  • Sierra Club California

Contact Information:

XavierBecerra.com   @XavierBecerra

The Resume of Xavier Becerra

Attorney General, 2017 – Present

  • Sued the Trump administration 40 times
  • Stepped in to oversee the investigation into the Sacramento Police shooting of Stephon Clark
  • Established a Bureau of Environmental Justice to focus on anti-pollution law enforcement in low-income communities

Member of Congress (Los Angeles), 1993 – 2017

  • Served as vice chairman of the Democratic House caucus

California State Assembly Member, 1990 – 1992

California Deputy Attorney General, 1987 – 1990

Attorney General, 2017 – Present

  • Sued the Trump administration 40 times
  • Stepped in to oversee the investigation into the Sacramento Police shooting of Stephon Clark
  • Established a Bureau of Environmental Justice to focus on anti-pollution law enforcement in low-income communities

 

We’re not looking to pick a fight, but we’re ready for one.

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