Ash has dedicated his life to public service. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and before that served eight years on the San Jose City Council. Prior to the council, Ash was a an attorney at the Santa Clara County Public Defenders Office for 11 years. In addition to these positions, Ash has been a teacher, sat on numerous boards and commissions, and has received a number of awards for his leadership and work. His priorities as an Assemblymember are to continue to make a difference for his community and be a champion for transit, safety, the environment and the people of San Jose.