SAN FRANCISCO – Vice President Kamala Harris, various groups and major newspapers in California have endorsed Attorney General Rob Bonta for a full four-year term.
In supporting AG Bonta, the first Filipino American named to the post, VP Harris, herself a former California attorney general, “knows firsthand the importance of protecting our fundamental rights.”
In a Facebook post, Bonta thanked Harris for the big support. “I’m grateful to have a partner in the White House to advance those rights for all Californians,” he said.
Several groups and media entities said they are for a full term for AG Bonta since he has made unprecedented achievements in only a short time that he has occupied the post after his appointment by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The San Francisco Chronicle, for one, stated: “On housing alone, incumbent Rob Bonta has earned our endorsement. Bonta has been aggressive in defending new state laws to increase housing production and density. California cannot tackle its housing crisis without aggressive watchdogging from the Attorney General’s Office.”
“Meanwhile, with a Supreme Court intent on stripping women’s rights, California needs an attorney general deeply committed to guarding its values from federal incursions. Bonta is the candidate we trust to do so aggressively,” the San Francisco Chronicle stated.
“And, yes, he remains committed to reforming the excesses of the criminal justice system while preserving public safety,” the newspaper added.
Other major newspapers and editorial boards across California which also endorsed AG Bonta for a full four-year term as Attorney General are the Los Angeles Times, Mercury News, and Sacramento Bee.
Also supporting Bonta are the Orange County Register, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, East Bay Times, San Luis Obispo Tribune and the Marin Independent Journal.
“He has earned another four years,” it added.