A's shout out Oakland native, Vice President-elect Harris


The Town was in a celebratory mood Saturday.

The presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris surpassed 270 electoral votes in the morning, making them President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States of America.

Harris, known for serving as district attorney of San Francisco, Attorney General of California, and junior United States senator from California was born in Oakland on Oct. 20, 1964.

Harris is Oakland's own, and soon, the first female, first Black and first South Asian-American vice president-elect will be headed to the White House.

The A's, the last remaining professional sports team in Oakland, sent out a tweet acknowledging Harris' historic victory.

Harris' roots in the East Bay are deep, as she grew up in Berkeley and attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco where she received her Juris Doctor.

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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf also sent a congratulatory tweet to Harris on Saturday.

Biden and Harris will be sworn in as the 46th administration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Many residents of The Town surely will be watching.