Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom announced he would nominate Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) as California Attorney General:
“I could not be more pleased and excited for my good friend Rob Bonta. Rob is and always has been a fighter for justice. I have no doubt he will use his authority as California’s next Attorney General to stand up for what is right and protect Californians at every turn.
This is a historic nomination for Asian and Pacific Islander communities in this state, and I thank Governor Newsom for his decision. At a time when our communities are facing hate and disturbing patterns of violence, it sends a powerful signal that our state’s top law enforcement official will come from our API communities.
I look forward to confirming Assemblymember Bonta to be our next Attorney General.”