Xavier Becerra became California’s 33rd attorney general on Jan. 24, 2017. Born in Sacramento to immigrant parents, he is the state’s first Latino attorney general. Before being elected attorney general, he was a member of the U.S. House of Repre- sentatives for 12 terms. During that time, he served in several key positions: He was a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a ranking member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. In 1987, he was appointed as a deputy attorney general in California. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1984.
A Representative from California; born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., January 26, 1958; B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1980; J.D., Stanford University School of Law, Stanford., Calif., 1984; lawyer, private practice; staff for California state Senator Art Torres, 1986; deputy attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, State of California, 1987-1990; member of the California state assembly, 1990-1992; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress).more » « less