Women Who Inspire-Kamala Harris
Harris inherited a 50 percent felony conviction rate from Hallinan when she took over in 2004. During her tenure, the felony conviction rate rose to 53 percent in 2005, to 66 percent in 2006, the highest in a decade. The felony conviction rate continued to rise, reaching 76 percent in 2009. Convictions of drug dealers increased from 56 percent in 2003, to 74 percent in 2006.
Harris was re-elected in 2007 when she ran unopposed.