Attorney General of California
Rob Bonta is the 34th Attorney General of the State of California, the first person of Filipino descent and the second Asian American to occupy the position. He has led statewide fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice and worked to further the rights of immigrant families, renters, and working Californians. Early in his career as a private attorney, he was part of a team that worked with the ACLU to implement new protocols to prevent racial profiling by the California Highway Patrol. He later worked as a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he represented the city and county and its employees, and fought to protect Californians from exploitation and racial profiling. He went on to serve in elected office in Alameda County, first as an Alameda councilmember and later as an assemblymember representing Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. In the State Assembly, he enacted nation-leading reforms to inject more justice and fairness into government and institutions. As the People’s Attorney, he prioritizes seeking accountability from those who abuse their power and harm others as one of the most important functions of the job. He graduated with honors from Yale University with a BA in history and earned a JD from Yale Law School.