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Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra, United States Representative from California, lawyer. Recipient Education award, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, 2007.


  • Becerra, Xavier was born on January 26, 1958 in Sacramento. Son of Manuel and Maria Teresa Becerra.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Stanford University, 1980. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1984.


    • Staff attorney Legal Assistance Corporation Central Massachusetts, 1984—1985. Director district office, administrative assistant to Senator Art Torres California State Senate, Los Angeles, 1986. Deputy attorney general State of California, Sacramento, 1987-1990.

      Member 59th district California State Assembly, 1990—1992. Member United States Congress from 30st California District, 1993—2003, United States Congress from 31st California District, since 2003, United States House Budget Committee, United States House Ways & Means Committee. Vice chairman United States House Democratic Caucus, since 2009.

      Member Mexico American State Legislators Policy Institute, Congressional Children's Working Group, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chair, 1997—1998. Vice-chair United States-Korea Interparliamentary Exchange, Diabetes Caucus. Co-chair Congressional Friends of Spain.

      Member executive committee Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Executive secretary Democratic Study Grp. Steering Committee.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Hispanic Outreach Advisory Board. Board directors National Parent-Teachers Association. Member board regents Smithsonian Institute.

    Board directors Pitzer College, Close Up Foundation. Member of Association California State Attorneys & Administrative Law Judges, California Bar Association, Mexican-American Bar Association.



    Reading, carpentry, golf.


    • Married Carolina Reyes, 1987. Children: Clarisa, Olivia, Natalia.
    • father: Manuel Becerra
    • mother: Maria Teresa Becerra
    • spouse: Carolina Reyes
    • children: Clarisa Becerra
    • Olivia Becerra
    • Natalia Becerra
    Xavier Becerra
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    Born January 26, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1980
      Stanford University
    • 1984
      Stanford University
    • 1984 - 1985
      Staff attorney, Legal Assistance Corporation Central Massachusetts
    • 1986
      director, to Senator Art Torres California State Senate
    • 1986
      administrative assistant, to Senator Art Torres California State Senate
    • 1987 - 1990
      deputy attorney, general State of California
      Sacramento, California, United States
    • 1990 - 1992
      member, 59th district California State Assembly
    • 1993 - 2003
      member, United States Congress from 30st California District
    • 2003
      member, United States Congress from 30st California District
    • 2009
      vice chairman, United States House Democratic Caucus
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