Ash Kalra

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Ash Kalra
Ash Kalra.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 27th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded by Nora Campos
Personal details
Born (1972-01-21) January 21, 1972 (age 46)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Democratic
Residence San Jose, California
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
Profession Public defender
Law professor

Ash Kalra 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 was first elected to the Assembly after defeating fellow Democrat Madison Nguyen in 2016. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he was a member of the San Jose City Council where he represented District 2 in South San Jose for eight years.

Kalra is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature.[1]

In 2011, Kalra was arrested and sentenced to serve in a jail work-detail program and undergo counseling after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunk driving. [2]

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madison Nguyen 27,453 34.3
Democratic Ash Kalra 15,843 19.8
Republican Van Le 11,726 14.7
Democratic Andres Quintero 10,922 13.7
Democratic Cong Thanh Do 4,869 6.1
Democratic Darcie Green 4,769 6.0
Democratic Esau Herrera 4,342 5.4
Total votes 79,924 100.0
General election
Democratic Ash Kalra 71,696 53.2
Democratic Madison Nguyen 63,048 46.8
Total votes 134,744 100.0
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "Day One for New Assemblymember Ash Kalra". California State Assembly. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra sentenced for DUI". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 

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