Robert Andres Bonta (born September 22, 1972) is an American attorney and politician. Bonta is the 34th Attorney General of California since 2021. He was a member of the California State Assemblyman for the 18th district from 2012 until 2021. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
|34th Attorney General of California|
|Assumed office |
April 23, 2021
|Preceded by||Xavier Becerra|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 18th district
December 3, 2012 – April 22, 2021
|Preceded by||Mary Hayashi|
|Member of the Alameda City Council|
December 2010 – December 2012
|Succeeded by||Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft|
|Born||September 22, 1972|
Quezon City, Philippines
|Education||Yale University (BA, JD)|
On March 24, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he would be appointing Bonta as Attorney General of California to replace Xavier Becerra. 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.
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- "Rob Bonta, Bay Area Democratic lawmaker, appointed California attorney general". Los Angeles Times. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- 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.
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