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Mia Bonta

D

Assembly Democrat

District 18, Oakland

Time in office

Assembly: 2021—Present

Background

School Board President

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Mia Bonta has taken at least $281,000 from the Labor sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 22% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 5620
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0018; (916) 319-2018

District office(s)

1515 Clay Street, Suite 2204, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 286-1670

Biographical information

Birth Place

New York, NY

Race/Ethnicity

Black Latina

Residence

Alameda, CA

Gender

Female

Born

January 26, 1972

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Mia Bonta has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$281,700 $281k 22%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$76,552 $76k 6%
General Business
$72,551 $72k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$68,709 $68k 5%
Health
$56,843 $56k 4%
Candidate Contributions
$43,344 $43k 3%
Ideology/Single Issue
$26,803 $26k 2%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$21,928 $21k 2%
Communications & Electronics
$19,676 $19k 2%
Energy & Natural Resources
$15,903 $15k 1%
Construction
$8,303 $8k <1%
Transportation
$6,107 $6k <1%
Agriculture
$5,549 $5k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$4,638 $4k <1%
Party
$258 $258 <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Business and Professions
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Bills involving new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs; elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling
Communications and Conveyance
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Bills including emergency communication networks, broadband, telecommunications, electronic privacy, electric vehicles
Human Services
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Bills involving assistance programs including child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services, community care licensing, adult protective services, and SSI/SSP.
Public Safety
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Bills involving the California Penal Code.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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Assembly District 18 demographics

Assembly District 18 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2022

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
66%
46%
GOP
6%
24%
No party
24%
24%
Other
4%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
28%
39%
White
25%
37%
Asian
22%
14%
Black or African American
20%
6%
Multi-race
5%
3%

Median household income

$72,277
$75,235

Median age

37.1
36.5

Poverty rate

15%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

39%
34%

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Most recent election

2021 Special
D

Mia Bonta

Democratic
56.9%
D

Janani Ramachandran

Democratic
43.1%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Succession: How California lawmakers play the election game

By Ben Christopher, May 12, 2022

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By Emily Hoeven, May 11, 2022

‘When you don’t know where to go, you come here:’ California preps to be a haven for abortion rights

By Alexei Koseff, April 25, 2022

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