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  Kalra, Ash
NameAsh Kalra
Address96 Rooster Ct
San Jose, California , United States
Born January 21, 1972 (45 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 14, 2017 10:12pm
Tags Indian -
InfoCouncilmember Ash Kalra earned his seat in the November 4, 2008 election for San José City Council District 2. Councilmember Kalra is the first Indian-American to be elected to the San José City Council. He has been a resident of San José for over 30 years and is proud to be the first Oak Grove High School graduate on the City Council.

Councilmember Kalra earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a law degree from Georgetown University. Ash worked as an attorney for the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office representing indigent clients in Drug Court prior to being elected. Additionally, Ash served on the San José Planning Commission, including a year as Chairperson. While on the commission, Ash focused on ensuring that there were increased parks funding by developers, schools were properly accounted for with our city's rapid growth, industrial land was adequately preserved to maintain job growth, and the environment and open space were properly respected and protected.

In addition to serving the community as a public defender for a number of years, Ash has also served in a variety of other roles. He has taught as a part-time instructor at San José State University and remains a professor at Lincoln Law School of San José. Ash has served numerous non-profit organizations as a member of their Board of Directors, including the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Asian Law Alliance, South Asian Bar Association and Fresh Lifelines for Youth. He is also a member of the San José Rotary Club, through which he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and works with the Santa Teresa High School Interact Club. Ash’s neighborhood involvement has included serving on the Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association Board and spearheading the formation of the Hayes Neighborhood Association.



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Jun 30, 2011 02:00pm Announcement Kalra Pleads Guilty to DUI, Avoids Jail  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 

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  11/08/2016 CA State Assembly 27 Won 53.21% (+6.42%)
  06/07/2016 CA State Assembly 27 - Open Primary Won 19.82% (+0.00%)
  06/05/2012 San Jose City Council - District 2 Won 52.58% (+5.17%)
  11/04/2008 San José City Council - District 2 - Runoff Won 54.43% (+8.85%)
  06/03/2008 San José City Council - District 2 - Primary Won 42.21% (+23.65%)
Measure B - San Jose (CA) Municipal Employee Pension Reform - Jun 05, 2012 NO No
San Francisco District Attorney - Nov 08, 2011 D David Onek
Santa Clara County Supervisor - District 1 - Nov 02, 2010 N Forrest Williams
CA State Assembly 21 - D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Josh Becker
San Jose City Council - District 7 - Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Madison Nguyen
San Jose City Council - District 9 - Primary - Jun 08, 2010 N Jim Cogan
Santa Clara County Supervisor - District 1 - Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Teresa Alvarado
San José City Council - District 3 - Jun 08, 2010 D Sam Liccardo
Santa Clara County Supervisor - District 3 - Nov 04, 2008 D Otto Lee