Esther Lemus in a Windsor Town Council member, a Windsor School Board member, Deputy District Attorney, Berkeley and UCLA Law graduate, mother, and proud Windsor resident.
The youngest of five daughters, Esther was born and raised in Santa Rosa and moved to Windsor with her parents when she was in high school. After high school, Esther left Windsor to attend college at UC Berkeley following in the footsteps of her older sister. After graduation, Esther enrolled at UCLA School of Law, becoming the first member of her family to attend and graduate from law school.
Esther began her career in public service while working for the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Offices in both the Northern and Southern Districts of California. After meeting her husband, Doug, and the birth of their first daughter, Esther returned to Sonoma County to be closer to family while continuing her public service in her new role as a Deputy District Attorney for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. In 2008, Esther returned to Windsor with her young family and was appointed to the Windsor School Board in 2015. In November 2016, Esther was re-elected to the remaining two years of her seat on the Windsor School Board.
She brings her years of proven leadership as a longtime community leader and public servant to ensure that community concerns are addressed. Esther is also dedicated to working in partnership with all of Windsor’s residents, local businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities to bring about long-term positive results for the entire Windsor community.