Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla was first elected to the Assembly in November 2010, and represents California's 14th Assembly District, which is comprised of the north and central portions of Contra Costa County and southern portion of Solano County.
Susan is the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance, where she is focused on renewing California's commitment to quality K-12 and higher education. In her role as Chair, Susan led the advocacy to preserve CalGrant funding and helped limit drastic cuts to education. Last year, Susan successfully carried bills that will increase funding for veterans at the local level, help school gardens become self-sustainable, and keep call center jobs in California. In addition, Susan saved transitional kindergarten from elimination and introduced legislation to provide adequate training for teachers.
Susan is also a member of the Assembly Committee on Budget, the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Insurance Committee, and the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. Her legislative priorities include improving our educational system, fostering economic development and job creation, improving access to health care, and rebuilding California's transportation system.
Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Susan served on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, representing the County's 4th District of Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill and portions of Walnut Creek. She was elected to the Board in 2006, previously serving on the Concord City Council and as Mayor of Concord. Prior to serving as a public official, Susan was a high school English teacher in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Susan earned her B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University and her teaching credential from CSU Los Angeles. Susan and her husband, John, reside in Concord. They have four daughters and two grandchildren.