San Jose city Councilman Ash Kalra.

San Jose city Councilman Ash Kalra.

California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus has joined a rapidly growing list of endorsers supporting San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra in his bid for California State Assembly in District 27, San Jose, Calif. A Siliconeer report.

Ash has been a strong voice for public safety, better schools, improved public transportation and a healthier environment. His work over the years has helped in earning endorsements from the API Legislative Caucus and highly respected officials and groups, including: Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, Former Secretary of Transportation and San Jose Mayor Norman Y. Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda, Congressman Ami Bera, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Former Assemblymember Paul Fong and the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club.

In 2008, Ash Kalra was elected to the San Jose City Council.

“Ash Kalra has been an effective leader throughout his time on the San Jose City Council. During his time in public service, he has dedicated himself to improving our community,” said Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpenteria), API Legislative Caucus Chair. “If elected, Ash would make history by becoming the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature. I look forward to working with him as we ensure that the API Community’s voice grows even stronger in the California State Legislature.”

“The endorsement from the API Legislative Caucus means a lot to me personally, ” said Ash Kalra. “I would be proud to join the ranks of the amazing men and women who have helped the API Community magnify its voice in Sacramento.”

The API Legislative Caucus represents and advocates for the interests of California’s vast API Community. They seek to increase API participation and representation in our government.

For a full list of organizations and individuals who have endorsed Ash Kalra, please visit