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In the general election, she faced Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.On election night, November 2, 2010, Cooley prematurely declared victory, but many ballots remained uncounted.
After working in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and City Attorney's Office Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco.Harris claimed that the records were less than optimal from the previous administration, and worked to get convictions on what she could.That meant that out of the 73 homicide cases backlogged, 32 cases took deals for lesser charges such as manslaughter or took pleas to other crimes such as assault or burglary while the murder charges were dismissed.Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California to a Tamil Indian mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris (1938–2009), and a Jamaican father, Donald Harris.Her mother was a breast cancer researcher, who emigrated from Chennai (then Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, in 1960, Harris served as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California, from 1990 to 1998.Harris was elected California's Attorney General in 2010 and reelected in 2014.
On November 8, 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer, becoming California's third female U. Senator and the first of Jamaican or Indian descent.
On November 12, 2008, Harris announced her candidacy for California Attorney General.
Both of California's United States Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, endorsed Harris during the Democratic Party primary.
(Officials in Sacramento, the sixth-largest city in California, did not provide data.) Harris's at-trial felony conviction rate that year was 76%, down 12 points from the previous year.
By contrast, the then-most recent recorded statewide average was 83%, according to statistics from the California Judicial Council.
born October 20, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017.