Latino Caucus Applauds Confirmation of Xavier Becerra to Serve as CA Attorney General

January 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) announced today that the State Senate has overwhelmingly approved Xavier Becerra’s appointment to serve as California’s next Attorney General.

“Our newly appointed State Attorney General Becerra is an effective leader with the necessary knowledge and skills to defend California's values at the highest levels of the judiciary system,” expressed Senator Ben Hueso.  “He continues to be a fierce advocate for progressive change and I strongly believe his record, passion and determination is what we need for California to achieve its mission.” 

Xavier Becerra was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1992.  Prior to Congress, Becerra served for one term in the California Legislature representing Los Angeles County.  He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice.

"Xavier Becerra's tremendous experience and qualifications make him the right person to be representing California in these critical times,” said Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Vice Chair of the Latino Caucus.  “His appointment isn't just historic for the Latino community, it's also our best opportunity for keeping all of our families safe." 

Attorney General Becerra is the son of working-class parents and was the first in his family to graduate from college.  In 1980, Becerra earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Stanford law School in 1984.

Governor Brown is expected to officially swear him into office tomorrow, January 24, 2017 at his annual State of the State address.


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