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Democrats call for job creation in Washington
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-CA, speaks during a news conference to discuss Democratic budget priorities, which they say will create jobs and help the U.S. economy, on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Xavier Becerra (born January 26, 1958) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing California's 31st congressional district (map), which is based in Los Angeles.

Becerra was born in Sacramento, California, the son of working-class immigrants. He graduated in 1976 from C.K. McClatchy High School located in central city Sacramento. He went on to earn his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He was initially a lawyer, working on cases involving individuals with mental impairment. He was also a staff member for California State Senator Art Torres and the Deputy Attorney-General of California. Becerra was a one-term member of the California State Assembly before entering the House.

Becerra is married to physician Carolina Reyes, and has three children.

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