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California Elects First Female Attorney General

California Elects First Female Attorney General

It took nearly a full month to have official results, but Democrat Kamala Harris has finally been named the winner of the California Attorney General’s race, making her the first woman in the state to hold the position.

Via Ms. Magazine:

Her victory is a win for feminists: Raised by a staunch feminist mother, as district attorney, Harris co-sponsored a law making human trafficking illegal in California and fought to strengthen services for victims of domestic violence. Her tough stance on enforcing California’s environmental regulations have made her popular with environmentalists, as well. She has also been a long-time defender of marriage equality, and declared in her acceptance speech that she “will not defend Prop 8,” the law banning same-sex marriage in California.

Harris will be one of two women taking over a state A.G.’s office in 2011, the other being Pam Bondi of Florida.  There are six other women currently holding the office across the country.

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9:40AM PST on Dec 8, 2010

Best wishes for a successful career. Saju George.

1:11PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

Good to see my vote really counted! Always vote, good people.

2:08AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

I'm so proud of California voters!

9:33PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Thanks for the info.

7:39PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Way to go!!

5:42PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Yeah for the Lotus Flower.

3:39PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Right on! Sounds good...

3:23PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Congrats!!!

Not that it matters...She has a mixed parentage of East Indian and Jamaican. Kamala means Lotus flower in Sanskrit/Hindi.

3:06PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Sounds good so far. Hope she manages to maintain her standards and ethics once in office.

2:53PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

I wonder where she stands on the prosecution of, or should I say, the adjudication of medical marijuana patients and suppliers. Mmmmmm... So far from what I've gathered we might have a good one here....ok so I'm Oregonian but I'm a next door neighbor and we recently lost our bid for dispensaries or some type of availability, mostly for those like me who really just do not have the physical capability to grow anything.

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