Senator Steve Bradford ( D- Los Angeles), Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurman, Assemblymember Mia Bonta, Congresswoman  Barbra Lee ( D-Oakland), Assemblymember Isaac Bryan ( D-Los Angeles)  Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and Kevin McCarty ( D-Sacramento)

Mia Bonta was sworn in as the 11th member of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) this week. Ms. Bonta gave her oath of office in a formal ceremony at the state Capitol and will now serve as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 18th Assembly District (Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro). Bonta won her campaign last week in a special election for the seat recently vacated by her husband, Rob Bonta.  Mr. Bonta was appointed Attorney General this past spring.

In a recent tweet she stated, “I am deeply honored to represent the 18th Assembly District. Our district has a long history of bold, progressive, leadership and I plan to continue this work in our diverse district.”

Ms. Bonta has a long history of service to the East Bay Area community as an education advocate and non-profit executive. Her strong leadership skills and consistent interests in advancing equity and growth to all disadvantaged Californians align with the CLBC goals and missions providing support to the most vulnerable citizens in the state. Bonta’s professional experiences, educational background, community engagement and profound ability to lead with compassion will greatly benefit the people who reside in Assembly District 18, the CLBC and all Californians.

 “On behalf of the Legislative Black Caucus, we congratulate Assemblymember Bonta and welcome her to this distinguished legislative body,” said Caucus Chair Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), “She brings a wealth of knowledge and is prepared to hit the ground running as a proven leader in governance and public service. We are looking forward to her adding more value to the long legacy of leadership in the Black Caucus.” 

The California Legislative Black Caucus was formed in 1967 to address the legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color. The CLBC remains committed to increasing Black representation in all levels of government, including statewide appointments and elected offices.