Bonta Takes Oath as Assemblymember for New 18th Assembly District

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) was sworn in today as the Assemblymember in the 18th Assembly District, which includes Alameda, Oakland and San Leandro.

“I am truly honored that the voters put their trust in me to represent this new district,” said Bonta. “Every day I serve in office will be a day of work on their behalf.

“The East Bay needs to see an increase in jobs. We are seeing growth, but it needs to be faster and stronger. I have already begun to explore ways that we can bring more jobs to the district and help us find our way to stronger economic growth.

“The fastest way to do that is to create jobs quickly. Until California’s unemployment crisis has abated – job creation is my number-one priority.”

While job creation is one of Bonta’s top priorities, he is also focused on improving education for the state’s public school children and enhancing public safety in our communities. “Education is a fundamental right of every child in California. California has set clear requirements for what teachers are expected to teach and what students are expected to learn,” Bonta stated. “We must provide them the tools to do so.

“Every community deserves to be safe. As a publicly elected official, I have never cut street level public safety services, including police patrol, fire suppression and emergency medical response. I will continue to make public safety a top priority.”

With his family in attendance, Bonta was administered the oath on the Assembly floor by Los Angeles County Superior Court Justice Mary Lou Villar de Longoria.