Gov. Brown taps California’s Rep. Xavier Becerra to be state’s first Latino attorney general

By Sarah D. Wire and John Myers : latimes – excerpt (includes video)

Gov. Jerry Brown has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) to be the next attorney general of California. He will succeed Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.

Becerra, 58, has served 12 terms in Congress and was making a bid to become the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when Brown called him unexpectedly to offer the job…

Becerra, who is the highest-ranking Latino in Congress, would be the state’s first Latino attorney general…(more)

Becerra is expected to uphold California’s environmental and deportation protection laws.




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