At a glance: Kamala Harris

Party: Democrat

Occupation: District attorney, city and county of San Francisco

Age: 46 on Wednesday, born in Oakland

Residence: San Francisco

Personal: Single

Education: Bachelor's degree, Howard University, 1986; JD, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, 1990

Career Highlights: district attorney, city and county of San Francisco, 2004 to present; chief, Community and Neighborhood Division, San Francisco city attorney's office, 2000-2003; attorney, career criminal unit, San Francisco district attorney's office, 1998-2000; deputy district attorney, Alameda County district attorney's office, 1990-1998

Platform: Protect environment and support greenhouse gas regulation; defend federal healthcare reforms; defend marriage equality in California and nationwide; prosecute financial crimes, including mortgage fraud; fight violent crime, identity theft, crimes against children

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