JASON DOMINGUEZ's work as a City Councilmember, law professor, non-profit CEO, and prosecutor shows a career devoted to fighting for justice for working people and improving the lives of the people he serves.
Jason spearheaded private-public partnerships to increase affordable housing, helped the city return a budget surplus, and fought for green energy solutions to create local jobs.
In addition to his City Council work, Jason teaches International Law at The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and he is the CEO & Founder of a non-profit that provides legal assistance to low-income families and youth leadership training.
Jason served as a prosecutor for 7 years, taking on tough cases and serious crimes. Jason has served as a Santa Barbara Deputy County Counsel, as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and Deputy City Attorney, and as a United Nations Legal Officer at the Hague, assisting with the prosecution of individuals responsible for war crimes and genocide in Rwanda and Yugoslavia.
After attending public schools in Southern California, Jason worked his way to an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, a law degree at University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a master’s degree in environmental law from Heidelberg University.
Jason lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Kaci Wilhelm Dominguez, and they were recently blessed to have a marvelous New Year's Eve baby girl.