Xavier Becerra

Birth Day January 26th, 1958
Birth Place Sacramento, California
Age 66 Years Old

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About Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra is an American politician and lawyer. He is serving as the 33rd and current Attorney General of California since 2017. It was reported in December 2020 that President-elect Joe Biden nominated Becerra to be the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. Previously from 1993 to 2017, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Downtown Los Angeles in Congress. He is a member of the Democratic Party. 

Xavier Becerra was born on 26 January 1958. His birth place is in Sacramento, California in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Manuel Becerra, and a mother, Maria Becerra. He was born to working-class Mexican immigrants. He has 3 siblings (sisters). He grew up in a one-room apartment. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento. He graduated from high school in 1976. He then went to Spain, where he attended the University of Salamanca from 1978 to 1979. He returned to the United States and attended Stanford University. He graduated with a B.A. degree in economics in 1980. He became the first person in his family to graduate from college. He then attended Stanford Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1984.

He stands at an average height and average body weight. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. With age, his hair has started to grow silver-white. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Xavier Becerra Attorney General

  • He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985.
  • He started working as a lawyer, especially on the cases involving individuals who had mental disorders for the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts.
  • He then returned to California where he worked as an administrative assistant for California State Senator Art Torres in 1986. 
  • He served as a deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice under Attorney General John Van de Kamp from 1987 to 1990.
  • He defeated Republican Lee Lieberg and Libertarian Steven Pencall in 1990 to serve in the California Senator, representing California's 59th district. He served one full term from 1990 to 1992. 
  • He then ran for the US House of Representatives, representing California's 30th congressional district. 
  • He defeated Republican nominee Morry Waksberg in the general election.
  • He was re-elected to a second term in 1994. 
  • He also served as the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus from 1997 to 1999.
  • He had an unsuccessful campaign for the mayor of Los Angeles in 2001. 
  • His district was renumbered as the 31st district after the 2000 census. 
  • He was elected to the House of Representatives, representing California's 31st congressional district from 2003 to 2013. 
  • He voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
  • He endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama for president on January 27, 2008.
  • He accepted a position as White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration before the opening of the 111th Congress.
  • He also served as the Vice-Chairman of the House of Democratic Caucus from 2009 to 2013.
  • He was reelected to a second term as Vice-Chair of the House of Democratic Caucus in 2011 to serve during the 112th Congress. 
  • His district became the 34th district after renumbering in 2012.
  • He represented California's 34th congressional district from 2013 to 2017. 
  • He had defeated Republican Stephen Smith in the 2012 elections.
  • He also served as a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction in August 2011. He served on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in March 2010.
  • He voted against the Job Protection Act and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 which extended certain tax provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush.
  • He strongly supported the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.
  • He supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program put in place by President Obama.
  • He voted against H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would have imposed civil and criminal penalties on anyone knowingly attempting to perform a sex-selective abortion. 
  • He became the Attorney General of California after the California Legislature confirmed him to the post in January 2017. He became the first Latino to serve as California's attorney general. 
  • He replaced Kamala Harris who was elected to the US Senate. 
  • He defeated Republican challenger Steven Bailey for a full four-year term in 2018.
  • It was reported during the presidential transition of Joe Biden in 2020 that Becerra has been considered for the cabinet positions of Secretary of Homeland Security and Attorney General.
  • He was later considered a leading contender to be the United States Attorney General in the Biden administration.
  • However, President-elect Biden reportedly nominated Becerra to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 
  • He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue think tank, based in Washington, D.C.

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Xavier Becerra Wife

Xavier Becerra is a married man. He is married to Carolina Reyes. Reyes is a physician. The couple has 3 children together. They are daughters, Natalia, Clarisa, and Olivia. More details about his personal life will be updated soon.  

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Xavier Becerra Net Worth

Xavier Becerra has served in several high-profile governmental positions to date. He has been serving as the current Attorney General of California since 2017. He previously served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2017. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated him to be the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in December 2020. Thus, he is paid a handsome salary for working as government officials in several positions. He had started his career as a lawyer. His net worth is estimated below $2 million at present.

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