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Xavier Becerra's Biography
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Attorney General (CA), Democratic
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Wife: Carolina; 3 Children: Clarisa, Olivia, Natalia
JD, Stanford University Law School, 1984
BA, Economics, Stanford University, 1980
Attorney General, State of California, 2017-present
Chair, Minority Caucus, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2017
Confirmed by California State Senate, Attorney General, State of California, January 23, 2017
Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 34, 1993-2017
Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, Attorney General, State of California, December 1, 2016
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1990-1992
Member, Congressional Children's Working Group, present
Vice Chair, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, present
Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, present
Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present
Member, Executive Committee, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, present
Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, present
Secretary, Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group Steering Committee
Former Vice Chair, House Democratic Caucus
Vice Chair, Minority Caucus, United States House of Representatives
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 1997-1998
Former Assistant to the Speaker, United States House of Representatives
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, 1987-1990
Administrative Assistant, Office of California Senator Art Torres, 1986
Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, 1984-1985
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution, present
Co-Chair, Congressional Friends of Spain, present
Board Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, present
Member, Hispanic Outreach Advisory Board, National Parent Teacher Association, present
Member, Mexican American Bar Association, present
Member, Mexican American State Legislators Policy Institute, present
Council Member, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute, present
Vice Chair, United States-Korea Interparliamentary Exchange, present
Former Board Member, Close Up Foundation
Former Board Member, Pitzer College
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