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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 18

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Mia Bonta

California State Assemblymember, Assembly District 18
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordable Housing - Advance legislation that creates new affordable housing and ensures current homeowners and renters can afford to stay in their homes
  • Healthcare- Push for affordable, accessible healthcare for all Californians regardless of medical history or ability to pay. I
  • Economic Recovery- Be a voice for working families and communities of color to ensure those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic are fully able to recover and emerge stronger than before.



Profession:Assemblymember, California Assembly 18th District
Assemblymember, California Assembly 18th District, California State Assembly (2021–current)
Assemblymember, 18th District, California State Assembly — Elected position (2021–current)
School Board Member, Alameda Unified School District School Board — Elected position (2018–2021)


Yale University Law School Juris Doctor (1999)
Harvard University Masters of Arts (M.A.), Education (1996)
Yale University Bachelor's Degree (1993)


Mia Bonta is running for re-election so she can continue representing the East Bay in the State Assembly and working to ensure Californians of all backgrounds get a fair shot. Since her election to the Assembly in August 2021, Mia has pursued a legislative agenda focused on building affordable housing and protecting renters, promoting children’s literacy, stopping gun violence, protecting reproductive justice, and investing in green infrastructure.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Mia spent her career advocating for children and working families. After moving to Alameda more than 20 years ago, Mia worked for and led several nonprofit organizations focused on improving educational outcomes for low-income students. Mia most recently served as the CEO of Oakland Promise, a cradle-to-college and career preparation initiative across Oakland public schools. She has seen firsthand how the systems in our state — from education and the criminal justice system to health care and housing — often fail to provide for those they’re intended to serve.

Growing up, Mia moved 13 times in 16 years, and with every move she carried what was most precious to her: a crate of books. Education was the one constant in her life, and Mia was fortunate to attend schools that would foster her love of learning and offer her a caring community of teachers and administrators committed to her success. For Mia, education was life-changing, and was what first inspired Mia to become a public servant.

In 2018, Mia was elected to the Alameda Unified School District School Board, and she currently serves as Board President. In addition to her professional work, Mia has served as board member of anti-poverty organization Community Change Action, a PTA member, a member of Alameda Free Library Foundation, and an active community member. Mia also served as a delegate for the district to the California Democratic Party, worked on several campaigns dedicated to electing progressive labor candidates, and served on the AD-18 Advisory Committees for Women, Education, and Early Childhood.

Mia lives in Alameda with her husband Rob and their three children, the youngest of whom attend Alameda public schools.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $802,483

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

SEIU United Healthcare Workers West and employees
California Nurses Association
California Teachers Association
SEIU California
Construction & General Laborers Local Union No. 304 PAC Small Contributor Committee
Fortune Players Group, Inc.
Lucky Chances

More information about contributions

By State:

California 84.90%
Connecticut 2.50%
Illinois 2.17%
Georgia 1.26%
Other 9.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.71%)
Small contributions (0.29%)

By Type:

From organizations (83.34%)
From individuals (16.66%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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