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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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District 18California State AssemblyJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

June 7, 2016California Primary Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 18

Election Results

  • 110,259 ballots counted.

About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Democratic
California State Assemblymember
98,202 votes (89.1%)Winning
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  • Better Schools - Improve California's system of public education, with a focus on early childhood education.
  • Safer Streets - Continue to reduce crime in our communities, and heal the wounds and trauma caused by gun violence.
  • More Prosperous Communities and a Strong Social Services Safety Net - Bring new economic opportunities to the East Bay while continuing to lift up the most vulnerable among us.
Profession:California State Assemblymember
Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012current)
Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney's Office (20032012)
Vice Mayor, City of Alameda — Elected position (20102012)
Director, City of Alameda Health Care District Board — Elected position (20072010)
Litigation Associate, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, (19992003)
Yale Law School J.D., Law (1998)
University of Oxford Graduate Studies, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (1994)
Yale College B.A., History (1993)

Assemblymember Rob Bonta was elected to the California State Assembly's 18th District in 2012, where he represents the cities of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro as the first and only Filipino American legislator in the 165-year history of California.

Rob’s passion for justice and equality was instilled in him at a very young age by his parents, who taught him to understand injustice and the importance of joining the struggle to empower vulnerable communities. His father was involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and stood with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Deep South---marching for equality and justice in Selma. His mother was and continues to be a long-time leader in the Filipino social justice movement.

Growing up in a trailer just a few hundred yards from César Chávez’s home, Bonta watched closely as his parents organized Filipino and Mexican American farm workers, infusing his formative years with first-hand experience of one of the greatest peaceful social, racial, and economic justice movements of all time. This had a huge impact on Rob’s life choices and pursuits, inspiring his life’s commitment to helping people.

Rob believed legal training was one of the most powerful ways to effect positive and profound change in the lives of those who needed it most. He worked his way through college cleaning laundry rooms and, with the help of financial aid, was able to achieve his dream of attending some of the best universities in the world, obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School after attending Yale College and Oxford University in England.  Earning honors in college, Rob was also a scholar athlete, captaining the Yale Soccer team. He also paved the way for the advancement of students of color as a mentor and volunteered in support of local children struggling with poverty.

His legal career included work as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he represented the City and County and its employees, and as a private attorney, where he fought to protect Californians from exploitation and racial profiling.  Rob was undefeated at trial, never losing a jury verdict for his clients. Prior to being elected to the Alameda City Council, Rob served as the Chair of the City of Alameda’s Economic Development Commission, where he focused on business attraction and retention efforts, and as board president for the Social Service Human Relations Board, where he fought to protect safety net services for the most vulnerable members of the community. As Vice Mayor of the City of Alameda, Bonta strongly supported public safety, fostered economic development, and exercised fiscal responsibility. 

Bonta currently Chairs the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee and the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. He is also a member of the following committees: Appropriations, Budget, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services, Government Organization, Joint Legislative Budget, and Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.

Rob and his wife Mialisa live in Alameda with their three children.

Total money raised: $1,871,426

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Keker and Van Nest LLP and employees
$21,051
2
Alameda Labor Council
$17,000
2
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$17,000
2
California Faculty Association
$17,000
2
California Nurses Association
$17,000
2
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
2
SEIU California
$17,000
2
SEIU Local 1000
$17,000
2
SEIU Local 1021
$17,000
2
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$17,000
2
United Domestic Workers of America
$17,000

By State:

California 82.95%
District of Columbia 2.54%
Illinois 1.77%
Texas 1.60%
Other 11.14%
82.95%11.14%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.66%)
Small contributions (0.34%)
99.66%

By Type:

From organizations (82.40%)
From individuals (17.60%)
82.40%17.60%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
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Roseann Slonsky-Breault

Republican
Small Business Owner
12,057 votes (10.9%)Winning
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  • Create more jobs by encouraging more businesses to return to California with less regulation on businesses and lower taxes to unleash the potential of the Entrepreneur .
  • Get the water flowing again to the Central Valley and provide more water storage across the state to ensure Californians will have enough water for future droughts.
  • Public safety, increase the number of Police officers, provide them with the tools they need and the SUPPORT to do their job to protect out citizens .
Profession:Creative Marketing & Project Manager, College Adjunct Instructor, Small business Owner
Voted to serve in a position through a public election ., Elected member of the Alameda County Republican Party. — Elected position (2008current)
Creative Marketing Manager, College Adjunct Instructor,Small Business Owner, DuPont Fibers, JPStevens & Company, California Community Colleges & FIDM., Property manager /family business. (19702004)
University of Delaware Bachelor of Science / Clothing in Business & industry , Fashion Design, Creative Marketing, Textiles & Fiber, History of Costume, Business Law, Chemistry, Public Speaking , (1970)
University of Delaware Bachelor of Science /Clothing in Business and Industry , Creative Marketing , Textiles & Fiber, History of Costume, Business Law,Chemistry, Public Speaking (1970)
Total money raised: $9,239

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Gellert & Associates
$250
1
Employees of Mome
$250
1
Employees of Rockledge Associates
$250
2
Employees of Rosemary Hernandez, ZA
$200
3
Employees of Bluy CPA
$100
3
Employees of Dhillon Law
$100

By State:

California 98.53%
Nevada 1.47%
98.53%

By Size:

Large contributions (73.60%)
Small contributions (26.40%)
73.60%26.40%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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