Friday, January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Resolution ACR 13, authored by Indian American Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José) to honor India’s Republic Day, was adopted Jan. 26 in the State Assembly and co-signed by all 74 members who were present.

Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the state Legislature, introduced the concurrent resolution in commemoration of India’s Constitution and in recognition of the Indian American community’s significant contributions to California.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

(Sacramento) – With a capacity crowd looking on, newly elected Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) took the oath of office as the representative of the 27th Assembly District. He is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature. “It’s an honor and a great responsibility,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “Being from Silicon Valley…housing, education, transportation and protecting the immigrant community will be my top priorities.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) -  Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 27th Assembly District. 

Kalra previously represented the 2nd District on the San Jose City Council; the first Indian American to be elected to that body. Before serving on the city council, Ash spent 11 years as an attorney in the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. 

The 27th Assembly District is comprised of portions of the city of San Jose.

The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.