Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Zoe Lofgren

    Reelect Congressional Representative Zoe Lofgren to keep CD-18 on the right track for progress.

     

    Zoe Lofgren

    Reelect Congressional Representative Zoe Lofgren to keep CD-18 on the right track for progress.

     

    Zoe Lofgren

    Reelect Congressional Representative Zoe Lofgren to keep CD-18 on the right track for progress.

     

  • Jimmy Panetta

    Reelect Congressional Representative Jimmy Panetta to keep CD-19 on the right track for progress.

     

    Jimmy Panetta

    Reelect Congressional Representative Jimmy Panetta to keep CD-19 on the right track for progress.

     

    Jimmy Panetta

    Reelect Congressional Representative Jimmy Panetta to keep CD-19 on the right track for progress.

     

  • Ash Kalra

    Reelect State Assemblymember Ash Kalra to keep AD-25 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

    The District


    California’s 25th Assembly District includes parts of Santa Clara County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 16% are Republican and 51% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 34% Latino, 38% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-25 is 1% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-25 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 43 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 48 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Republican Ted Stroll. Assm. Kalra’s campaign has raised $196,000, and is not funded by police, real estate, corporate PAC, or fossil fuel donations. Stroll’s campaign is self-funded and has recorded a single donation of $5,000.

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Kalra, a law professor and former public defender, is a longtime resident of San Jose. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to continue to create policy solutions in health care, environmental protections, and transportation. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Kalra represented the 27th Assembly district and was reelected to that seat in 2020 against Republican challenger G. Burt Lancaster by a margin of 52 points.

    Assm. Kalra’s priorities for AD-25 this year have included 47 bills about deforestation and environmental protections, health care, labor policy, and education reforms. Of these, eight have been formally chaptered into law. He currently serves as chair of the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and sits on five Assembly committees. He scores a Lifetime 100 score on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra authored six progressive bills in 2021, more than any other legislator, and supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Assm. Kalra served two terms as a member of the San Jose City Council, and was the first Indian-American elected to the body. Before entering public service, he spent 11 years as a Santa Clara County Public Defender, and taught law courses at Lincoln Law School. He is a longtime supporter of public safety, and improving local economic and transportation development for the betterment of his San Jose community.

    Assm. Kalra has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-25 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

    Ash Kalra

    Reelect State Assemblymember Ash Kalra to keep AD-25 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

    The District


    California’s 25th Assembly District includes parts of Santa Clara County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 16% are Republican and 51% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 34% Latino, 38% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-25 is 1% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-25 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 43 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 48 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Republican Ted Stroll. Assm. Kalra’s campaign has raised $196,000, and is not funded by police, real estate, corporate PAC, or fossil fuel donations. Stroll’s campaign is self-funded and has recorded a single donation of $5,000.

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Kalra, a law professor and former public defender, is a longtime resident of San Jose. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to continue to create policy solutions in health care, environmental protections, and transportation. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Kalra represented the 27th Assembly district and was reelected to that seat in 2020 against Republican challenger G. Burt Lancaster by a margin of 52 points.

    Assm. Kalra’s priorities for AD-25 this year have included 47 bills about deforestation and environmental protections, health care, labor policy, and education reforms. Of these, eight have been formally chaptered into law. He currently serves as chair of the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and sits on five Assembly committees. He scores a Lifetime 100 score on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra authored six progressive bills in 2021, more than any other legislator, and supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Assm. Kalra served two terms as a member of the San Jose City Council, and was the first Indian-American elected to the body. Before entering public service, he spent 11 years as a Santa Clara County Public Defender, and taught law courses at Lincoln Law School. He is a longtime supporter of public safety, and improving local economic and transportation development for the betterment of his San Jose community.

    Assm. Kalra has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-25 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

    Ash Kalra

    Reelect State Assemblymember Ash Kalra to keep AD-25 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

    The District


    California’s 25th Assembly District includes parts of Santa Clara County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 16% are Republican and 51% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 34% Latino, 38% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-25 is 1% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-25 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 43 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 48 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Republican Ted Stroll. Assm. Kalra’s campaign has raised $196,000, and is not funded by police, real estate, corporate PAC, or fossil fuel donations. Stroll’s campaign is self-funded and has recorded a single donation of $5,000.

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Kalra, a law professor and former public defender, is a longtime resident of San Jose. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to continue to create policy solutions in health care, environmental protections, and transportation. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Kalra represented the 27th Assembly district and was reelected to that seat in 2020 against Republican challenger G. Burt Lancaster by a margin of 52 points.

    Assm. Kalra’s priorities for AD-25 this year have included 47 bills about deforestation and environmental protections, health care, labor policy, and education reforms. Of these, eight have been formally chaptered into law. He currently serves as chair of the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and sits on five Assembly committees. He scores a Lifetime 100 score on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra authored six progressive bills in 2021, more than any other legislator, and supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Assm. Kalra served two terms as a member of the San Jose City Council, and was the first Indian-American elected to the body. Before entering public service, he spent 11 years as a Santa Clara County Public Defender, and taught law courses at Lincoln Law School. He is a longtime supporter of public safety, and improving local economic and transportation development for the betterment of his San Jose community.

    Assm. Kalra has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Assm. Kalra’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-25 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

Voting has changed in Santa Clara County this year. The Voter’s Choice Act was enacted in the county to make voting more convenient. Changes include an expanded period of in-person early voting, every registered voter in the county will receive a vote-by-mail ballot, and every registered voter in the county is able to vote in-person at any Vote Center in their county. Have questions about the changes to voting in Santa Clara County? Find out how to vote in Santa Clara County.