Statement of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on the submission of Assemblymember Rob Bonta as California Attorney General
News: 2021 Press Release
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued the following statement about Governor Gavin Newsom’s submission of Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s nomination for Attorney General to the California Legislature:
“Assemblymember Bonta has been my partner in protecting consumers and immigrant families from abuse by for-profit prisons and the predatory bail industry. With him as Attorney General, we will continue to work together to increase access to affordable health care, combat climate change, and address the racial divides in our society, among other major priorities. Naming the first Filipino American to serve as our state’s top law enforcement leader sends a powerful message to every Californian, especially those in our Asian American and Pacific Islander populations who have experienced the rise in hatred and intolerance, that we must stand together to reverse long-standing discrimination and protect our communities from hate crimes in our country and state. I urge the California Legislature to move swiftly to confirm Assemblymember Bonta as our next Attorney General.”
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Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at www.insurance.ca.gov via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.