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Rob Bonta

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Nationality  American
Role  American Politician
Name  Rob Bonta

Spouse(s)  Mialisa
Political party  Democratic
Education  Yale University
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Preceded by  Sandre Swanson (redistricted)
Alma mater  Yale University (B.A, J.D)
Party  California Democratic Party
Residence  Alameda, California, United States
Similar People  Larry Itliong, Tony Thurmond, Nancy Skinner, Phil Ting, Susan Bonilla

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Rob Bonta is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 18th Assembly District, encompasses the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.


Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was an Alameda City Councilmember. He is the current Chair of the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. Bonta was the first Filipino-American ever elected to the California Legislature.

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Bonta is an alumnus of Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA, Yale College, Oxford University and Yale Law School.

Legislative history

In 2013, Bonta introduced legislation that would require California public schools to teach students the contributions of Filipino Americans in the farm labor movement; it was signed into law in October of that same year by Jerry Brown. Bonta's mother, Cynthia Bonta, helped organize Filipino and Mexican American farmworkers for the United Farm Workers.

In 2017, Bonta introduced legislation that would protect government employees in California from being fired for being members of the Communist Party. The proposal, AB22, would repeal an almost 70-year ban on Communist Party members holding government jobs in California. Bonta's fellow assemblyman Travis Allen blasted the proposal, calling it "blatantly offensive to all Californians."


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