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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54 comments

Saju G.
Saju George5 years ago

Best wishes for a successful career. Saju George.

Ronald Ellsworth
Ronald E.5 years ago

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

ruth a.
ruth a.5 years ago

I'm so proud of California voters!

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Lee Jones
Freda J.5 years ago

Way to go!!

Olivia Schlosser
Past Member 5 years ago

Yeah for the Lotus Flower.

Toni Clark
Toni C.5 years ago

Right on! Sounds good...

Vinod Choyi
Vinod c5 years ago

Congrats!!!

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

Kay L.
KayL NOFORWARDS5 years ago

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

Gerald Reynolds

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.