Newsom Nominates Bonta as California Attorney General

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his selection of Assembly Member Rob Bonta as California’s next Attorney General. Bonta was named to the post following the recent confirmation of Xavier Becerra as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bonta’s nomination must be confirmed by the California State Assembly and Senate within 90 days. In confirmed, Bonta will become the first Filipino American to serve as California Attorney General.

A full press announcement from the Governor’s Office is available here.