Susan Bonilla

Susan Bonilla was appointed to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board in March 2019. She has served as California State Director of Council for a Strong America since 2017. CSA is a nonprofit made up of business executives, law enforcement leaders, and retired generals and admirals working to promote evidence-based health and education solutions for children.
Prior to this role, Susan served her community as a high school English teacher and spent eight years in local government. She served on the Concord City Council, as mayor, and as a member of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Susan was elected to the California State Assembly in 2010 and served six years in Sacramento. While in the Assembly, Susan chaired the Business and Professions and Consumer Protection Committee providing legislative oversight to the Department of Consumer Affairs, negotiating scope of practice and licensing issues, and working with a wide range of business interests in California.

B.A. English – Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA.
Single Subject English Teaching Credential – California State University Los Angeles
M.A. Educational Leadership – Concordia University, Portland Oregon
Honorary Doctoral Degree of Laws – Azusa Pacific University