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Who is former California Senator Barbara Boxer and how old is she?

BARBARA Boxer served in Congress for 34 years before retiring.

While born in New York, she served the United States as a representative from California.

Who is Barbara Boxer?

Boxer was born Barbara Levy in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1940.

She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1962, married Stewart Boxer, and moved to California three years later.

Here, she raised two children, Doug and Nicole.

Prior to her marriage and getting into politics, Boxer worked as a stockbroker and economic researcher.

How old is Barbara Boxer?

Barbara Boxer is 80 years old.

Also, she stands at four feet eleven inches tall.

When did Barbara Boxer get into politics?

In 1968, Boxer jumped into politics while volunteering for Eugene Joseph McCarthy's presidential campaign.

Afterwards, she helped found an antiwar organization, the Marin Alternative, and served as a reporter for the Pacific Sun.

In 1976, she worked for Congressman John Lowell Burton, representing Marin County.

After running for a seat on the Marin County board of supervisors and losing in 1972, she eventually won in 1976 and became the county's first chairwoman.

In 1982, Burton retired and endorsed Boxer to replace him and she won her first congressional election.

She has served as a congresswoman for 34 years, including 10 years in the House of Representatives and 24 in the Senate.

The Democrat was a constant proponent of families, children, consumers, and the environment before retiring in 2017.

What happened to Barbara Boxer?

The former congresswoman was a victim of assault and theft on July 26, 2021 in Oakland, California.

According to a representative from her officer, "The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car.

"She is thankful that she was not seriously injured."

Boxer explained that she was "shook up" following the incident.

"He pushed me very hard... and before I could follow him, he grabbed my phone," Boxer told CNN affiliate KPIX.

"I was yelling at the kid 'Why would you do this to a grandma?' but he could care less," Boxer said in the interview.

The incident is currently being investigated and the police department is offering up to $2,000 as a reward for information surrounding the case.

Senator Barbara Boxer, 80, is 'robbed and attacked by teen mugger' while yelling 'why would you do this to a grandma?'

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