Press Release

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released the following statement in response to a joint-statement from members of the State Assembly:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1440, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) clarifying that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Customs and Border Patrol Officers are not licensed peace officers under California State Law, passed out of the Assembly today on a bipartisan 56 to 4 vote.

Friday, June 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Budget Conference Committee approved a request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to appropriate $5.4 million for case management and home repairs to help in the recovery from the flooding in San Jose.

Assemblymember Kalra presented the request before the Assembly Budget Committee last month on behalf of members of San Jose’s legislative delegation.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) requiring the disclosure of flood hazard zones to prospective tenants was passed by the State Assembly yesterday with bipartisan support.

The bill, AB 646, was prompted by Assemblymember Kalra’s visit to areas of his district impacted by severe flooding brought on by a series of storms this winter.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember (D-San Jose) Ash Kalra expressed his disappointment that AB 784, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino), did not pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

Assemblymember Kalra’s involvement in AB 784 was integral to the bill’s passage out of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee on a vote of 7-3. Assemblymember Kalra was to formally become a joint author of the bill had it continued to move through the Legislature.

Friday, February 24, 2017

LAST UPDATED - Friday, February 24 - 5:35 p.m.

While the heavy rains of the recent storm have passed, more rain is expected this weekend and continued emergency preparedness is critical as flooding remains a concern. Many areas are still unsafe to access and it is advised that residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so. Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.

Information on this page will be updated as more details become available.

Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates -

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.