State Chair Deepa Sharma, Esq.

Deepa Sharma is a public agency lawyer with a passion for public service. As an attorney, she provides advice to agency staff and officials on all matters facing public entities, including on cutting-edge constitutional law and land use issues, as well as affordable housing and rent stabilization matters. In addition to providing advice and counsel, Ms. Sharma is a skilled litigator, and has secured numerous victories for her clients in the courtroom.

Since 2011, Deepa has served on the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party’s Asian/ Pacific Islander Caucus.   She has also served as policy aide in the California State Legislature where she helped pass legislation and built coalitions around the members’ legislative priorities. During the 2020 election cycle, she served as the Communications Co-Chair for South Asians for Biden, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to mobilizing the South Asian community for the Biden-Harris ticket, with a membership of 11,000 people. A proud, lifelong Bay Area resident, Ms. Sharma was inspired to enter the political arena to encourage voter participation and increase representation for women and communities of color in the decision-making process.