U.S. Senate, California
- In 2010, Kamala became the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold office in the history of California
- She has fought to reduce elementary school truancy and marriage equality for all Californians
- Secured more than $20 billion for struggling California homeowners from the nation's banks
A graduate of Howard University and University of California, Hastings College of Law, Kamala began her career as a prosecutor in child sexual assault cases in Alameda County before being appointed to lead the Career Criminal Unit in San Francisco. In 2003, she defeated a two-term incumbent to become District Attorney of San Francisco, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to the post in 2007.
Kamala has looked at criminal justice from an economic perspective, focusing on ways to prevent and reduce crime. She has also been outspoken on the need for innovation in public safety, particularly with reducing the rate recidivism rate in San Francisco.
PowerPac.org and PowerPAC+ have supported Kamala since 2010, when she launched her successful campaign for Attorney General of California, her re-election in 2014 and we're proud to support her run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. As Attorney General, Kamala has championed progressive change in California, from actively defending marriage equality to holding major corporations accountable for environmental pollution and financial irresponsibility.
You can learn more about Kamala HERE.