Although we were unable to put the first woman in the White House, there were still some pretty successful elections Tuesday night for Royal Women, one of which is Kamala Harris. The Democratic State Attorney General of California is now the state senator.
The 52 year-old is the state’s first U.S senator in 24 years and according to the Associated Press, the first black politician to ever represent California. And that’s not it. She’s also the second black woman ever to be a U.S senator (the first was Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun).
The Oakland native is of Indian and Jamaican descent. She will succeed Democrat Barbara Baker. Harris is a proud HBCU graduate of Howard University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She started her career in law as a deputy district attorney and in 2011 she made history by becoming the first woman and person of color to be elected to State Attorney General. She’s a hardworking advocate for child abuse and working to make sure kids have the highest quality of education.
Harris says as a U.S senator, she will continue to fight for her community and make it stronger as well as the civil rights of others.
On her spare time, she tells NBC news she enjoys making home-cooked meals, watching her goddaughter’s debate competition, spending time with friends and family. And she also considers President Barack Obama a close friend.
We cannot wait to see what accomplishments Harris achieves while on Capitol Hill!
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