LCCC Urges Governor Newsom to Appoint Assemblyman Rob Bonta as Attorney General

CALIFORNIA – Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, is receiving support from the Latino Caucus of California Counties (LCCC) to be the next Attorney General of California.

President V. Manuel Perez is strongly urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Bonta to replace Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of the State of California.

On Thursday, Becerra was confirmed by the United States Senate as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the first Latino to ever hold the position.

“The LCCC lends its full support behind efforts to assure Assemblyman Rob Bonta is our next Attorney General” said LCCC President V. Manuel Perez, who serves as Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor.  “Assemblyman Bonta is an intelligent, thoughtful, courageous, and dedicated public servant. He fights for his communities unapologetically and with tenacity, especially for those who are often overlooked. Assemblyman Rob Bonta is also a fierce advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community, evidenced by his previous role as the Chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. With the recent and devastating news of multiple unprovoked attacks against members of the AAPI Community, it is imperative now more than ever that California stands up against these injustices by uplifting strong AAPI leaders to help lead our state. On merits alone, Assemblyman Bonta is the obvious choice. He has dedicated his entire professional career to providing a voice for the voiceless and championing policies to better the lives of those he serves. No other candidate will fight harder for all Californians than Assemblyman Bonta, and for those reasons we urge for his swift appointment as Attorney General by Governor Newsom.”

Assemblyman Bonta currently serves the 18th District of the California State Assembly, an area which encompasses the Cities of Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro. Prior to his election to the State Assembly in 2012, Assemblyman Bonta served as a member of the Alameda City Council as well as Deputy City Attorney of San Francisco. Assemblyman Bonta completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and also received his law degree from Yale Law School.

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