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  Becerra, Xavier
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-12-01  
 
NameXavier Becerra
Address777 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90026, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 26, 1958 (61 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 24, 2018 02:40pm
Tags Hispanic - Liberal - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Catholic -
InfoFirst elected to the House of Representatives to represent California's 31st District in 1992, Rep. Becerra is the only member from Southern California currently serving on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means. His committee is responsible for formulating our nation's tax, Social Security, Medicare, trade and welfare laws. Rep. Becerra has dedicated himself to promoting issues affecting industries critical to the Southern California region like entertainment, high technology, health care, and stimulating free, yet fair, trade. The first Latino to serve on this committee, he has used his position to increase opportunities for working families, to improve the Social Security program for women and minorities, to combat poverty among the working poor through our welfare laws, and to strengthen Medicare and ensure its long-term viability. Rep. Becerra currently serves on the Trade and Social Security subcommittees.

Rep. Becerra is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he served as Chairman during the 105th Congress (1997-98). He currently serves as the Chairman of the CHC's Telecommunications and Technology Task Force. The Congressman is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. At the international level, he serves as Vice Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Interparliamentary Exchange.

In addition to his Congressional duties, Rep. Becerra enjoys his service as a board member for several respected institutions, including the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA); Pitzer College, a nationally ranked liberal arts and sciences college; the Close Up Foundation, the nation's largest youth civic education organization that brings more than 25,000 students and teachers to Washington D.C. annually; and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, which provides scholarships and internship opportunities for the next generation of Latino leaders.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. The Congressman began his legal career in 1984 working in a legal services office representing the mentally ill.

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

Rep. Becerra is married to Dr. Carolina Reyes, Vice President for Evaluation and Planning with the California Endowment, California's largest healthcare foundation, and assistant clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical School. They are the proud parents of three young daughters: Clarisa, Olivia and Natalia. The Becerra family resides in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock.





JOB APPROVAL POLLS
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/26/2018-10/28/2018 Gravis Marketing 49.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 04, 2008 08:55am News Possible trade rep pick linked to pardon uproar  Article Jason 
Jul 31, 2006 09:00pm Announcement Becerra launches bid for caucus vice chairman  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2018 CA Attorney General Won 63.57% (+27.13%)
  06/05/2018 CA Attorney General - Open Primary Won 45.82% (+21.34%)
  02/24/2018 CA Attorney General - D Endorsement Lost 42.25% (+40.11%)
  01/23/2017 CA Attorney General - Appointment Won 71.93% (+43.86%)
  11/08/2016 CA District 34 Won 77.18% (+54.37%)
  06/07/2016 CA District 34 - Open Primary Won 77.58% (+56.43%)
  11/04/2014 CA - District 34 Won 72.54% (+45.07%)
  11/00/2014 Democratic Caucus Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/2014 CA - District 34 - Open Primary Won 73.83% (+59.39%)
  11/29/2012 Democratic Caucus Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 CA - District 34 Won 85.62% (+71.23%)
  06/05/2012 CA - District 34 - Open Primary Won 77.31% (+61.28%)
  11/17/2010 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 CA - District 31 Won 83.82% (+67.64%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 31 - D Primary Won 88.03% (+76.05%)
  12/01/2008 US House Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Won 72.31% (+44.63%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 31 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 31- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 31 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 31 - D Primary Won 89.51% (+79.02%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 31 Won 80.21% (+60.42%)
  03/02/2004 CA - District 31 - D Primary Won 89.55% (+79.10%)
  11/05/2002 CA DIstrict 31 Won 81.15% (+62.30%)
  04/10/2001 Los Angeles Mayor - Primary Lost 5.97% (-24.45%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 30 Won 83.29% (+71.49%)
  11/03/1998 CA District 30 Won 81.25% (+62.49%)
  11/05/1996 CA District 30 Won 72.32% (+53.61%)
  11/08/1994 CA District 30 Won 66.15% (+37.94%)
  06/07/1994 CA District 30 - D Primary Won 81.51% (+63.02%)
  11/03/1992 CA District 30 Won 58.41% (+34.43%)
  06/02/1992 CA District 30 - D Primary Won 31.84% (+10.17%)
  11/06/1990 CA State Assembly 59 Won 60.88% (+25.85%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/25/2017 DNC Party Chair Lost 0.00% (-54.27%)
  02/10/2017 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
  01/20/2017 US Secretary of Homeland Security Lost 0.00% (-88.89%)
  06/07/2016 CA US Senate - Open Primary Lost 0.00% (-39.94%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA District 24 - Open Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Salud Carbajal
CA - District 30 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Howard L. Berman
CA - District 36 - Special Open Primary - May 17, 2011 D Janice Hahn
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D James E. "Jim" Clyburn
CA Insurance Commissioner - D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Hector De La Torre
CA District 32 - Special Election - May 19, 2009 D Gilbert "Gil" Cedillo
CA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Chris Dodd
CA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Chris Dodd
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
CA District 37 - Special Election - Jun 26, 2007 D Jenny Oropeza
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
CA US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean
CA District 42 - Special Election - Sep 21, 1999 D Joe Baca
FEC COMMITTEES
C00264101 Becerra for Congress $ 1412876.62