Mialisa and Rob Bonta
Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta has been endorsed by the Democratic Party for the 18th Assembly District, which includes Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro, in the Nov. 6 election.
He is backed by Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Joaquin Rivera, AC Transit Board of Directors President Elsa Ortiz, and United Farm Workers of America (UFW) Co-Founder Dolores Huerta.
“I have carefully considered their values, experience, and vision for the future. It is now clear to me that Rob Bonta is the best choice for the California State Assembly,” said Assemblymember Swanson.
Bonta grew up in California’s Central Valley, where his parents, Warren and Cynthia Bonta, organized farm workers alongside César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Philip Vera Cruz, and Pete Velasco.
Bonta’s parents raised him to value public service and instilled in him the importance of giving back to the community. For his commitment to public service, Rob received the exclusive endorsement of the United Farm Workers.
Last year, Bonta marched with the farmworkers union as part of the March for Fair Treatment for Farm Workers, a 13-day pilgrimage from the Central Valley to Sacramento.
“The work my family began in La Paz (the union’s headquarters) will continue until we bring economic justice from the fields to the inner city, and I am honored to champion the cause for the UFW and my brothers and sisters in the labor movement,” said Bonta.
Bonta has fought to prevent layoffs of firefighters and police officers, foster economic development, exercise fiscal responsibility, and improve recreation opportunities for families.
For more information visit www.RobBonta.com.