Rob Bonta

Attorney General of California since 2021

Robert Andres Bonta (born September 22, 1972) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 34th attorney general of California since 2021. He was also a member of the California State Assembly for the 18th district from 2012 until 2021. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Rob Bonta
Official portrait, 2021
34th Attorney General of California
Assumed office
April 23, 2021
GovernorGavin Newsom
Preceded byXavier Becerra
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 18th district
In office
December 3, 2012 – April 22, 2021
Preceded byMary Hayashi
Succeeded byVacant
Member of the Alameda City Council
In office
December 2010 – December 2012
Succeeded byMarilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
Personal details
Born (1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 51)
Quezon City, Philippines
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mialisa Villafane
EducationYale University (BA, JD)

When he was elected in 2012, he became the first Filipino-American to enter the California State Legislature.[1]

On March 24, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he would be appointing Bonta as Attorney General of California to replace Xavier Becerra.[2] He was sworn-in on April 23, 2021 and became the first Asian-American man (second overall after Kamala Harris) to be California Attorney General.[3][4]


  1. Rene, Ciria-Cruz (April 3, 2013). "Bill to teach Filipinos' role in labor movement advances in California". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Inquirer Group of Companies. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  2. "Rob Bonta, Bay Area Democratic lawmaker, appointed California attorney general". Los Angeles Times. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  3. Hubler, Shawn (2021-03-24). "Rob Bonta, an Asian-American Progressive, Is Named Attorney General in California". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  4. Hawkins, Stephen (April 23, 2021). "Gov. Newsom swears in Rob Bonta as Attorney General". KMPH. Retrieved April 23, 2021.