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Vice President Kamala Harris's Career Journey To The White House

Kamala Harris, the current Vice President of the United States has officially been in office for at least a year now. Working with current president Joe Biden in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to impede economic growth all over the world, the responsibility lies on Harris as the second most powerful person in America to carry the country towards the end of the coronavirus crisis — among many other problems that need to be resolved. However, with the decorated career of Harris which she has accumulated even before taking up the post of Vice President, we are confident that she can play a vital role in turning things around. Let’s take a look back at Kamala Harris’ long career journey to the White House.
Born on October 20, 1964, Kamala Devi Harris was exposed to an environment of public service from her childhood years — with her father teaching at Stanford University and her mother working as a cancer researcher. After earning her law degree at Hastings College in 1989, Harris worked as a deputy district attorney in Oakland for eight years. During this time, Harris was prominent for taking on sensitive cases involving drugs, abuse, and gang violence. Her efforts earned her the title of district attorney in 2004.

In 2010, Harris was elected attorney general of California, barely winning by a small fraction of less than 1% — she was the first African American to ever hold said position. Some of the notable highlights of her time as attorney general include winning a 2012 lawsuit against America’s largest mortgage firms for unfair practices worth a whopping $25 billion. Known within the Democratic Party as a “rising star”, Harris filed her candidacy for Senator, winning the seat in 2016 — aside from being the second Black woman to be elected Senator, she was also the first Indian American to be appointed.
Known for her platform which urged reforms in immigration, criminal justice, and women’s rights to name a few, Kamala Harris sought for the presidential nomination in 2020 but soon passed the torch to Joe Biden. Soon after, she was chosen by Biden to be his running mate for the 2020 elections. After a well-fought victory, Harris was officially sworn in as vice president on January 20, 2021, becoming the first African-American and Asian-American woman to become second-in-command of the United States of America.

By Neil Gregorio
Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.

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