Governor Newsom Nominates Rob Bonta for California Attorney General

  • Governor Gavin Newsom nominated California Assemblyman Rob Bonta to replace Xavier Becerra as California AG. Bonta’s appointment will need to be confirmed by the California legislature.
  • According to Governor Newsom, Bonta’s work in the California Assembly focused on fixing systemic injustices, including taking on “big polluters,” fighting for a fairer criminal justice system, and protecting renters.
  • Becerra stepped down as AG after being confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Biden administration. Prior to being confirmed by the Senate, Becerra named Matthew “Matt” Rodriquez chief deputy attorney general, and Rodriquez will continue to be the acting California AG until Bonta is sworn into office.