DAGA on Historic Confirmation of Rob Bonta for California Attorney General

April 22, 2021

AG Bonta Makes History as First Filipino-American to Serve as California Attorney General


Washington, D.C. – Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin on the confirmation of Rob Bonta to serve as California Attorney General. AG Bonta was appointed to the position by California Governor Gavin Newsom when Xavier Becerra made history becoming the first Latino to serve as HHS Secretary.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Rob Bonta into our room here at the Democratic Attorneys General Association. AG Bonta’s proven track record of fighting for justice and equity—whether it be criminal justice and immigration reforms, environmental justice, or economic justice—without a doubt meets the moment.”

“At a time when people are acutely aware of the role state Attorneys General play in protecting people, AG Bonta’s impressive record and commitment to progress exemplifies the type of national leaders Democratic Attorneys General have proven themselves to be over the last decade.”

“We look forward to working closely with AG Bonta and his team. We cannot wait to see all he accomplishes on behalf of the people of California.”

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