Rob Bonta

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Rob Bonta
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California State Assembly District 18
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, Yale College
J.D.Yale Law School
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rob Bonta is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Bonta earned his B.A. in History from Yale College and his J.D. from Yale Law School. His professional experience includes serving as the commissioner of Alameda County Transportation, on the board of directors of Alameda Healthcare District and being elected as Vice Mayor of the City of Alameda.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bonta served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance
Elections and Redistricting
Health
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, Chair
Transportation

Issues

Recall campaign

In July 2012, some Alameda citizens began an effort to recall Bonta from his post on the Alameda City Council.[2] The recall effort came to an end in November 2012, when Bonta resigned his position as Vice Mayor of Alameda in order to take his seat in the California General Assembly.

Measure A

On July 17, Bonta moved to approve an ordinance that provides an override on Alameda's housing restriction charter law, known as "Measure A." The ordinance drew much scorn from members of the public, and did not have unanimous support from all council members.[3][4]

Campaign themes

2014

Bonta's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

Since his election, Assemblymember Bonta has been working to improve the lives of people in the East Bay, focusing on making schools better, streets safer and communities more prosperous.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Rob Bonta (D) and David Erlich (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Bonta defeated Erlich in the general election.[7][8][9]

California State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bonta Incumbent 86.7% 88,243
     Republican David Erlich 13.3% 13,537
Total Votes 101,780

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Bonta won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 18. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Joel Young (D), and Rhonda Weber (R). Bonta defeated Abel Guillen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

California State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bonta 50.5% 75,865
     Democratic Abel Guillen 49.5% 74,422
Total Votes 150,287
California State Assembly, District 18 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bonta 36.9% 23,007
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAbel Guillen 29.7% 18,521
     Democratic Joel Young 18.8% 11,680
     Republican Rhonda Weber 14.6% 9,082
Total Votes 62,290

2010

In March of 2010, Bonta announced that he would run for Alameda City Council.[12] He was elected to the council on November 2nd, 2010.[13]

Bonta was appointed to the City of Alameda Healthcare District Board in November of 2007.[14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bonta is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonta raised a total of $718,615 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[15]

Rob Bonta's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 18 Won $718,615
Grand Total Raised $718,615

2012

Bonta won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bonta raised a total of $718,615.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rob Bonta's campaign in 2012
California Nurses Association/California National Nurses Organizing Committee$15,600
California Professional Firefighters$15,566
Peace Officers Research Association of California$14,000
Professional Engineers in California Government$12,700
California Dental PAC$11,700
Total Raised in 2012$718,615
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[17]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[18]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Bonta's endorsements included the following:[19]

  • Congressmember Barbara Lee
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley Thomas
  • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • Lance James, San Leandro School Board President
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Nurses Association
  • California School Employees Association
  • California Teachers Association
  • United Farm Workers
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California
  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • California State Retirees
  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO

2012

In 2012, Bonta's endorsements included the following:[20]

Personal

Bonta is the first Filipino-American legislator in the State of California.[21]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed March 13, 2014
  2. East Bay Express, "Group Serves Bonta With Recall Notice," August 10, 2012
  3. AlmedaSun.com, "Housing Element Redo May Touch Measure A," accessed June 12, 2014
  4. AlmedaSun.com, "Council Approves New Housing Element, 4-1," accessed June 12, 2014
  5. robbonta.com, "About Rob," accessed September 22, 2014
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  7. California Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 27, 2014
  8. California Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed July 15, 2014
  9. California Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 14, 2014
  10. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  11. California Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 13, 2014
  12. alamedasun.com, "Bonta in Council Race," March 18, 2010
  13. alamedasun.com, "Election Fever Breaks," November 4, 2010
  14. alamedahospital.org, "Bonta Press Release," November 7, 2007 (dead link)
  15. Follow the Money, "Bonta, Rob," accessed September 13, 2013
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 15, 2014
  17. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 15, 2014
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 15, 2014
  19. robbonta.com, "Supporters," accessed September 22, 2014
  20. Rob Bonta, "Supporters" accessed October 5, 2012
  21. Asian Journal, "Rob Bonta breaks the glass ceiling as first Fil-Am in the California Legislature ," December 5, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Hayashi (D)
California State Assembly District 18
2012–present
Succeeded by
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