Das Williams

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Das Williams
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 37th district
35th district (2010–2012)
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Pedro Nava
Santa Barbara City Councillor
In office
December 4, 2002 – December 6, 2010
Personal details
Born Dohassen Gault-Williams
(1974-06-29) June 29, 1974 (age 42)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jonnie Erika Williams
Residence Carpinteria, California
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Profession Community organizer

Dohassen Gault-Williams[1] (born June 29, 1974), better known as Das Williams, is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 37th district, encompassing parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a member of the Santa Barbara City Council.

Before embarking in politics, Williams worked as a junior high school teacher and a legislative aide to then-assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson.

Williams 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 & Management. As a UC grad, Williams has opposed fee increases for the UC system.[2]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 37th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 43,124 57.3
Republican Ron DeBlauw 32,110 42.7
Total votes 75,234 100.0
General election
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 75,452 58.6
Republican Ron DeBlauw 53,414 41.4
Total votes 128,866 100.0
Democratic hold


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