Oakland Tribune / Bay Area News Group Endorses Bonta for Assembly

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Oakland Tribune editorial

08/10/2012

Assembly District 18 — Rob Bonta, D-Alameda: The candidates, both Democrats, struggle to articulate their policy differences.

Bonta, an Alameda city councilman, demonstrates slightly more independent thought than Abel Guillen, a Peralta Community College District trustee. He speaks more forcefully for pension reform and about the state’s misguided high-speed rail plan.

Guillen was part of a Peralta board that mismanaged that district and allowed Elihu Harris, an ethically challenged chancellor, to keep his job far too long. Guillen says he was an agent for change; we didn’t see it. We’re stunned to now see Harris listed as a key campaign supporter.

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