Kamala Harris, the first female African-American and Asian-American to be given the position as California attorney general, is making all the right moves toward a future in politics. This month alone, she was able to secure a victory against the JPMorgan Chase & Co. mortgage settlement. The case, which has Chase & Co. settling with investors who lost money in the US housing collapse, resulted in a $4.5 billion payout.
Harris also won a similar battle in 2011 when she participated in the National Mortgage Settlement against Bank of America, Citi Bank, Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally. Her take-no-prisoners attitude came out when she initially walked out of the talks deeming the terms too lenient on the part of the banks. Her gamble proved right as the banks eventually agreed on paying $14 billion more than the first offer.
Kamala Harris is not stopping there. She is maintaining the fight against those responsible for the 2008 financial collapse. Now in her third year as Attorney General, Harris is accumulating quite the resume. Kamala is seen as a strong candidate for 2018, following fellow Democrat Jerry Brown. If Kamala Harris decides to go that route, California may be given the chance to elect its first female governor with African-American and Indian-American descent.
Kamala Harris is being regarded as one of the leading law enforcement officials in the United States. With a reputation like that behind her, she is a strong contender for the next time a governor seat is available.
See our interview with Attorney General Harris when she was San Francisco’s District Attorney. I knew she would go far!