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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Attorney General

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Xavier Becerra

Appointed Attorney General of the State of California
7,790,743 votes (63.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • As your Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer, I’m fighting—and winning—for Californians and our values. I’m taking on sex traffickers, the NRA, Big Oil, Big Banks and the Trump Administration.
  • I’m prosecuting violent street gangs and taking thousands of guns off our streets. I’m fighting predatory for-profit colleges and sued Trump—and won—to stop him from gutting our air quality protections and restricting women’s access to birth control.
  • I’ve fought and won to protect the Dreamers—immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children. And, I’m in court protecting Californians’ right to health care.



Profession:33rd Attorney General of the State of California
Attorney General, California Department of Justice — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (1993–2017)
Assembly Member, California State Assembly — Elected position (1990–1992)
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice — Appointed position (1987–1990)


Stanford Law School Juris Doctor, Law (1984)
Stanford University Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1980)


I am fighting battles for Californians, not only as your Attorney General, but also as the son of immigrants, the first in my family to graduate from a university, because all Californians deserve a chance to succeed. After law school, I worked as a legal aid attorney defending the mentally ill and then served as a Deputy Attorney General in the very office that I now lead. I then went to Congress to lead the fight to protect Social Security and Medicare. I’ve been fighting for California values all my life and I will never back down whether it’s sex traffickers, Big Oil, the NRA, or the Trump Administration. I’m proud to have earned the support of Governor Jerry Brown, the Democratic Party, Sierra Club California, Planned Parenthood, the California State Law Enforcement Association and California’s nurses, teachers and firefighters. I’d be honored to have your vote.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $7,781,947

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Reyes Holdings and employees
Employees of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis
Skikos Crawford Skikos & Joseph and employees
Employees of Keker and Van Nest LLP
California Democratic Party

More information about contributions

By State:

California 85.00%
District of Columbia 2.39%
New York 1.91%
Florida 1.28%
Other 9.43%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.23%)
Small contributions (2.77%)

By Type:

From organizations (48.78%)
From individuals (51.22%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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