KamalaHarris.org — The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) has endorsed the re-election of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.
CCPOA represents the more than 30,000 correctional peace officers working inside California’s prisons and youth facilities, and the state’s parole agents who supervise inmates after their release.
“Attorney General Kamala Harris has been a highly effective chief law enforcement official for our state and we are proud to endorse her re-election,” said Mike Jimenez, state president of CCPOA. “She has been a true partner for California law enforcement, particularly with her efforts to fight transnational gangs that traffic drugs, guns and people into California. At the same time, she has championed a ‘smart on crime’ approach to combat the revolving door that cycles offenders in and out of prison. California’s correctional officers have an ally in Attorney General Harris and we look forward to working with her for a second term.”
“I am grateful to have the support of the men and women of CCPOA,” said Attorney General Harris. “As a career prosecutor, I appreciate the knowledge and insight that the officers on the front lines bring to making our state safer.”
On January 3, 2011, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney General of the State of California. She is the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California. A career prosecutor, Attorney General Harris served two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco. Defeating a two-term incumbent, she was first elected DA in 2003, and was overwhelmingly elected to a second term in November 2007.
Attorney General Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. In 1998, she joined the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she led the Career Criminal Unit. She also served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Children and Families.