Assemblymember Das Williams was elected to the California Assembly in November 2010.
Das previously served as a member of the Santa Barbara City Council from 2003-2010.
Das has been an active participant in numerous community endeavors. He served for years as a community organizer for CAUSE—a Ventura based non-profit, and headed the group’s efforts to stop a proposed big-box retail development in Ventura.
Das also served as a Trustee of Peabody Charter School.
Until his election, Das served as a national board member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and taught at Antioch University in Santa Barbara.
Prior to his public service, Das worked as a junior high school teacher, as well as a legislative aide to California State Assemblymember Hannah Beth Jackson, also of District 35.
Das holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Management, with a focus on water pollution, planning processes, and land-use law at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science.
In the Assembly, Das is focused on:
- Reforming the state budget process,
- Ensuring that California children have access to a world class education,
- Fixing the state’s dysfunctional healthcare system, and
- Protecting the environment, primarily through reducing our state’s reliance on oil and coal.