SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is engaged to marry an attorney from Los Angeles after a yearlong courtship, it was announced Monday.
Harris met Douglas Emhoff about a year ago on a blind date set up by a friend, said David Beltran, a spokesman in the attorney general’s office. Both are 49.
Emhoff is partner in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Venable LLP law firm.
Emhoff proposed on March 27, dropping to a knee in Harris’ San Francisco apartment, Beltran said. They plan to keep two households, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
“The AG is thrilled and looking forward this next chapter in her life,” Beltran said.
The couple has yet to set a wedding date. It will be her first marriage and his second. Emhoff has two children, one in college and one in high school.
Harris is running for re-election this year and has previously served as district attorney in San Francisco.
Emhoff runs the firm’s Los Angeles office and also is managing director for expansion, according to Venable’s website. The firm has more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the U.S.
The site says his experience is in commercial litigation, “primarily defending class action matters concerning claims of unfair business practices, the validity of advertising and marketing claims, cases challenging privacy statutes and wage and hour violations.”
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