A fighter for underserved communities, healthcare, and justice.
Xavier Becerra is the son of immigrants — a construction and clerical worker — who together taught him the value of working hard to earn a chance to get ahead. Becerra is a staunch advocate for hardworking families, a former member of Congress for 24 years, and was the first Latino to serve as Attorney General of California.
As California’s chief law enforcement officer from 2017 until 2021, Becerra sued the Trump Administration over 120 times — including to defend the Affordable Care Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the Supreme Court. Becerra also secured billions of dollars for consumers harmed by corporations and fraudsters and took nation-leading action to reduce healthcare and prescription drug costs, fight climate change, and empower hardworking families.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Becerra became the first Latino to serve on the powerful Ways and Means Committee — fighting for a fairer tax code, fairer trade laws, and working to protect Social Security and Medicare — and served as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.
Becerra graduated from Stanford University in 1980 and received his Juris Doctorate from his alma mater in 1984. He was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. Becerra is married to Perinatologist Dr. Carolina Reyes and they are the proud parents of three daughters: Clarisa, Olivia, and Natalia.