Kamala Harris Biography

[Editor's Note: On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, Kamala Harris suspended her campaign for president. In a statement published on medium.com, titled "I am Suspending My Campaign Today," Harris stated, "I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete. In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do. So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today. But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight. And I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for The People. All the people. And I want to be clear: although I am no longer running for President, I will do everything in my power to defeat Donald Trump and fight for the future of our country and the best of who we are."]

Kamala Harris
Democratic Presidential Candidate
US Senator (D-CA)

Full Name: Kamala Devi Harris
Birthdate: Oct. 20, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Marital Status: Married to Douglas Emhoff
Children: None
Religion: Baptist

  • US Senator (D-NY), Jan. 3, 2017-present
  • Attorney General, California, Jan. 3, 2011-Jan. 3, 2017
  • 27th District Attorney, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8, 2004-Jan. 3, 2011
  • Chief, Community and Neighborhood Division, San Francisco City Attorney's office, 2000-2004
  • District Attorney, Alameda County, CA, 1990-1998

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1989
  • BA, Political Science and Economics, Howard University, 1986

  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, 2019
  • Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer, 2009

Contact Information:
E-Mail: info@kamalaharris.org