CFT President Jeff Freitas Congratulates Rob Bonta on Attorney General Nomination

News Release

California Federation of Teachers
For Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Hardy, 510-703-5291

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today CFT issued the following statement from President Jeff Freitas on Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he will appoint Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) to serve as California’s next Attorney General:

“California’s educators and classified professionals applaud the appointment of California’s first Filipino-American Attorney General. As a state legislator, Bonta has demonstrated a proven and steadfast commitment to criminal justice, equity, and inclusion. Bonta also spearheaded the effort to provide free community college tuition to California’s students, easing the burden of student debt and making our outstanding community colleges more accessible to all Californians. We look forward to having such a fierce advocate for equity and justice continuing the progressive legacy of those who previously held the office.” 


The California Federation of Teachers represents 120,000 teachers, faculty, and school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. It is the statewide affiliate of the AFT. More information at