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Rob BontaDEMDemocrat Attorney General
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CAResidence (state)

Robert Andres Bonta (born September 22, 1972) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the attorney general of California since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a member of the California State Assembly for the 18th district from 2012 to 2021 and as a member of the Alameda City Council from 2010 to 2012. Upon his election to the California State Assembly, he became the first Filipino-American to enter the California State Legislature, where he chaired the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. On March 24, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he would be appointing Bonta as Attorney General of California to succeed Xavier Becerra, who resigned the position to become Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden. His appointment was confirmed by the California State Legislature on April 22 and he was sworn in on April 23, becoming the first Filipino-American to occupy the position of California Attorney General.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Yale Law School
JD
1995 - 1998
Yale University
BA History
1989 - 1993
Oxford University, London
Attended
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Attorney General
State of California
2021 - Current
Assembly Member
California State General Assembly
2012 - 2021
Assistant Majority Leader
California State Assembly
2019 - 2021
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
California State General Assembly
2017 - 2018
Vice Mayor
City of Alameda
2010 - 2012
Former Member
Alameda City Council
Deputy City Attorney
San Francisco City District Attorney's Office
2003 - 2012
Director
Alameda Health Care District/Alameda Hospital
2007 - 2010
Former Deputy City Attorney
County of San Francisco
Former Law Clerk
Judge Alvin W. Thompson, United States District Court, Connecticut
Former Player
San Francisco Bay Seals
Other Experience1 - 23 of 23
Former Board Member
Filipino Advocates for Justice
Former Board Member
Manilatown Heritage Foundation
Former Chair
City of Alameda Economic Development Commission
Former Commissioner
Alameda County Transportation
Former Member
Board of Directors, Alameda Health Care District, Alameda Hospital
Former President
Social Service Human Relations Board
Founding Member
Filipino-American Democratic Club of Alameda County
Former Board President
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
Former Member
Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement, California State Assembly
Former Member
Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Budget Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Expanding Access to California's Natural Resources Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Infectious Diseases in High Risk Disadvantaged Communities Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Status of Boys and Men of Color Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Legislative Budget Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Incarcerated Women, California State Assembly
Former Member
Emergency Management Committee, California State General Assembly