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NAME — Kamala Harris.

AGE-BIRTH DATE-BIRTHPLACE — 49; Oct. 20, 1964; Oakland.

PARTY — Democrat.

EXPERIENCE — Elected California attorney general in 2010, becoming the first female and first minority to hold the office. Elected San Francisco district attorney in 2003, making her that county's first female district attorney and the first black woman elected as a district attorney in California. Re-elected in 2007. Served as deputy district attorney in Alameda and San Francisco counties, 1990-2002; With San Francisco city attorney's office, 2000-2003.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree from Howard University, 1986; law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1989.

FAMILY — Husband, Douglas Emhoff.

QUOTE — "This is a fluid situation. It's happening around the country and it's happening in different states. California, being the largest state, can benefit from the lessons of our neighbors." — Harris, on Gold's proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.


NAME — Ron Gold.

AGE-BIRTH DATE-BIRTHPLACE — 69; March 28, 1945; Toronto, Canada.

PARTY — Republican.

EXPERIENCE — Deputy attorney general under state Attorney General Evelle Younger, 1971-79. Worked in private practice in Woodland Hills, 1979-present.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles, 1968; law degree from Loyola Law School, 1971.

FAMILY — Wife, Arlene; two sons.

QUOTE — "It's sort of a Libertarian and democratic, small d, view." — Gold on his proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.

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