Concord, CA – Tuesday, May 19 is the date for the special election in the hotly contested race for California State Senate District 7, where Assemblymember Susan Bonilla is running to fill a vacant seat. State Senate District 7 has 40,000 voters who are of Asian Pacific Islander heritage, for whom much is at stake in this upcoming election. The following API state legislative leaders have announced their support of Susan Bonilla for State Senate District 7:


Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), Assembly District 17:

“Susan Bonilla has put our community’s children as her top priority – first as a well-respected teacher and now as an Assemblymember who protects education dollars for our students. As Senator, Susan will make sure to continue her work to ensure our students are successful.”


Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D – Oakland), Assembly District 18:

“Susan Bonilla is a proud and committed ally of the API community, and, as the first Filipino American elected to the California Legislature, I am honored to support her campaign for Senate District 7. Assemblymember Bonilla has supported the goals and vision of the API Legislative Caucus to promote the interests of the community throughout California.”


Assemblymember Das Williams, (D – Carpinteria), Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, Assembly District 37:

“Susan has been a strong advocate for giving more of our kids an opportunity to get a great education. On the budget committee she advocated for funding so that more students can be admitted to UC and CSU.”


Assemblymember Evan Low, (D – San Jose), Assembly District 28:

“Susan is a dedicated public servant with strong roots to the Chinese community as a local teacher and that is why I am supporting her for State Senate.”


Assemblymember Phil Ting (D – San Francisco), Assembly District 19:

“As a former teacher, Susan Bonilla has been one of the Assembly’s strongest advocates for education. As a Senator she will continue to be there for our kids and schools.”


Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), Assembly District 25:

“Susan Bonilla has balanced the budget at the city, county and state level. Her record is one of fiscal responsibility, and I am proud to endorse her for the State Senate.”


Senate District 7 includes portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.