|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 18th district
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Sandré Swanson (redistricted)|
|Alma mater||Yale University (B.A, J.D)|
Rob Bonta is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 18th district, encompassing the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was an Alameda city councilmember.
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 the 2015 legislative session, Bonta will chair two committees. He will chair both the Assembly Health Committee, a new assignment for Bonta, and will further stay on as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employee Retirement Systems. Bonta was named a 2014 Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.
- Rene Ciria-Cruz (3 April 2013). "Bill to teach Filipinos’ role in labor movement advances in California". Philippine Inquirer. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- Pimentel, Joseph (9 October 2013). "California writing Filipino Americans into the history books". Public Radio International. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- "About the Rodel Fellowship Program".