Rob Bonta was sworn in as California’s 34th Attorney General on April 23, 2021. He is the first person of Filipino descent and only second Asian-American to hold the position. Rob’s passion for justice stems from his upbringing as a “child of the civil rights movement,” where his activist parents worked for United Farm Workers. Rob attended Yale University, where he was captain of the soccer team and would mentor fellow students of color, before attending Yale Law School. Rob spent nine years as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, representing its employees and protecting Californians from exploitation and racial profiling. He eventually ran for office in Alameda County and in 2012 became the first Filipino American in the California state Legislature. In the state assembly, Rob became a leader in the fight for racial, economic and environmental justice, leading efforts to outlaw for-profit prisons, overhauling sentencing for minor cannabis charges, protecting renters and more.
As the People’s Attorney for California, Rob is focused on holding those who abuse power accountable. He is committed to advancing systemic change — pursuing corporate accountability, standing up for workers, punishing big polluters, and fighting racial injustice.
- Stopping gun violence
- Protecting civil rights and fighting hate
- Helping victims of crime
- Protecting reproductive rights