The United States Senator For California

1795 Words Nov 24th, 2015 8 Pages
Barbara Boxer stated, “even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I’m going to fight for you. I’m going to fight for what’s right.” She is a member of the Democratic Party. Barbara Boxer, the United States Senator for California, is a very strident, harsh person. However, her aggressive nature and strong voice as a Senate are qualities necessary to fight for her view on environmental issues, feminisms, immigration policy, and the U.S. involvement in Iran. Barbara Levy was born on November 11, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York from first-generation Jewish immigrants, Sophie Silverstein Levy and Ira Levy ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a homemaker. During her childhood, Barber Boxer would shop at grocery stores in Brooklyn, where many German Jewish refugees who escaped Hitler lived. ("Barbara Boxer, Senator, B. 1940"). Because of her family history and her interaction with German refugees, she later joined the Foreign Relations Committee. She attended public schools and graduated from W. Wingate High School in 1958 (“Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). Barbara Levy attended Brooklyn College, where she met her husband, Stewart Boxer, who is a lawyer. She graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in economic. After getting a job as a stockbroker for three years, Barbara moved to northern California with her husband. They had son Doug and daughter Nicole ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). Boxer’s first attempt at gaining a…
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