Speaker Profile

Xavier Becerra


Sworn in as California’s 33rd Attorney General in 2017, Xavier Becerra is the first Latino to serve in the office. Before becoming AG, Becerra spent two decades in Congress representing parts of Los Angeles. While in Congress, Becerra fought for comprehensive immigration reform, women’s rights, and providing relief for low- and middle-income families while rejecting cuts to Medicare and Social Security. As AG, Becerra has championed the state’s economy by addressing issues impacting health care, clean energy, technology, and entertainment. Becerra leads a coalition Democratic AGs to defend the Affordable Care Act and led the multistate coalition that was successful in upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program this summer at the US Supreme Court. Becerra serves on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

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