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Current State AG
Rob Bonta (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2021 (appointed)

Rob Bonta was appointed to serve as California Attorney General in March 2021 to replace former AG Xavier Becerra when he was confirmed as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For almost a decade, AG Bonta has represented areas of Alameda County in the State Assembly, and was the first Filipino American elected to California’s legislature. Before joining the Legislature he was a deputy city attorney in San Francisco and a member of the...

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Rob Bonta was appointed to serve as California Attorney General in March 2021 to replace former AG Xavier Becerra when he was confirmed as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For almost a decade, AG Bonta has represented areas of Alameda County in the State Assembly, and was the first Filipino American elected to California’s legislature. Before joining the Legislature he was a deputy city attorney in San Francisco and a member of the Alameda City Council.

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The AG is an elected position in California. AG Bonta was confirmed as AG in April 2021.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 term maximum

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  2. Primary Election (Top Two Winners Advance to General Election)
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Rob Bonta (D)
Democrat
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Rob Bonta (D)

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Nathan Hochman (R)
Republican

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Rob Bonta (D)
Democrat
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Rob Bonta (D)

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Nathan Hochman (R)
Republican

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Latest California Attorney General News & Insights

Bipartisan AG Coalition Supports CFPB in Effort to Hold Student Loan Trusts Liable for Unlawful Debt Collection Practices

A bipartisan coalition of 23 AGs filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit arguing that student loan trusts are “covered persons” under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).

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AG Bonta Secures $25 Million Settlement with Bosch for Alleged Role in Diesel Emissions Scandal

California AG Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have reached a settlement with German multinational engineering electronics company Robert Bosch LLC and its parent company (collectively, “Bosch”) to resolve allegations related to the company’s role in the recent diesel emissions scandals at automobile manufacturers Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler. The complaint alleged that…

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Multistate AG Coalition Urges Approval of Nation’s First OTC Birth Control Pill

Twenty-one AGs submitted a letter to the FDA urging the agency to approve HRA Pharma, SA’s pending application for Opill, which, if approved, would become the country’s first ever birth control pill available without a prescription. In the letter, the AGs assert that the pill should be approved because access to birth control confers significant…

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