SACRAMENTO- On February 18, 2015, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Board of Directors voted to endorse Attorney General Kamala Harris in support of her candidacy for U.S. Senate.
"Attorney General Kamala Harris has brought tremendous leadership as California's chief law enforcement officer and we are pleased to support her Senate candidacy," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "She has been an immensely effective partner in our efforts to stop violent criminals, transnational gangs that smuggle drugs and human beings into California, and protecting consumers and homeowners. We look forward to continuing our work together when she is representing California in the United States Senate."
CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California including special agents and criminalists at the Department of Justice.
Kamala 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. She served two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco and became California's 32nd Attorney General in January 2011 and was re-elected in 2014.