Ash Kalra (born January 21, 1972) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 27th Assembly District, encompassing parts of eastern San Jose. Kalra is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature.
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 27th district
|Assumed office |
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||Nora Campos|
|Member of the San Jose City Council from the 2nd District|
|Born||January 21, 1972|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||San Jose, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)|
Georgetown University (JD)
2016 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Cong Thanh Do||4,869||6.1|
2018 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Ash Kalra (incumbent)||51,825||99.5|
|Republican||G. Burt Lancaster (write-in)||285||0.5|
|Democratic||Ash Kalra (incumbent)||90,068||76.3|
|Republican||G. Burt Lancaster||27,990||23.7|
Kalra, an attorney, served in the Santa Clara County public defender's office for 11 years.
Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Kalra was a member of the San Jose City Council where he represented District 2 in South San Jose for eight years.
In the 2019–2020 legislative session, Kalra has authored AB 1586 (Replacing Animals in Science Education Act), AB 572 (California Deforestation-Free Procurement), and AB 454 (Migratory birds: Migratory Bird Treaty Act).
- "Day One for New Assemblymember Ash Kalra". California State Assembly. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Lee, Henry K. (June 30, 2011). "San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra sentenced for DUI". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
[Kalra] has been ordered to serve in a jail work-detail program and undergo counseling after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving
- "AB-454 Migratory birds: Migratory Bird Treaty Act". California Legislative Information. Retrieved March 29, 2019.