Meet The Indian Americans Who Won The US Elections 2020

 - Sakshi Post

There are projected to be 2 million Indian-American voters in this year's election

The number of Indian-Americans in Congress has grown five-fold in just the past eight years  

NEW YORK: More than a dozen Indian Americans, including five women, have won state-level elections, marking a first for the community in many instances. This is in addition to the four Indian Americans elected to the US House of Representatives: Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi. At least three other races, including one for the US House of Representatives, are yet undecided.
    The five women elected to state legislatures are Jenifer Rajkumar to the New York State Assembly, Nima Kulkarni to the Kentucky State House, Kesha Ram to the Vermont State Senate, Vandana Slatter to the Washington State House and Padma Kuppa to the Michigan State House.
    Niraj Antani has been declared elected to the Ohio State Senate, while Jay Chaudhuri has been re-elected to the North Carolina State Senate. Amish Shah has been elected to the Arizona State House, Nikil Saval to the Pennsylvania State Senate, Ranjeev Puri to the Michigan State House and Jeremy Cooney to the New York State Senate. Ash Kalra has been re-elected to the California State Assembly for the third consecutive term. Ravi Sandill has won the District Court Judge polls in Texas.
    Kesha Ram is the first woman of colour elected to the Vermont State Senate, Nikil Saval is the first Indian American elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Jenifer Rajkumar is the first South Asian woman elected to the New York state office and Niraj Antani is the first Indian American elected to the Ohio Senate.

A  record number of Indian American candidates were  running in key state and federal races across the country, as well as the first Indian-American to be on a presidential ticket, in vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

Among these are Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi re-elected for a third term to the US House of Representatives, winning the 8th District of Illinois, which includes Chicago's west and northwest suburbs 
Congressmen Ro Khanna and Ami Bera
Kesha Ram was the first woman of colour elected to the Vermont State Senate
Nikil Saval for being the first Indian-American elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly
Jenifer Rajkumar was the first South Asian woman elected to New York state office.
Nima Kulkarni elected to Kentucky State House, 
Jeremy Cooney to New York State Senate, 
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in Washington, 
Vandana Slatter for Washington State House, 
Padma Kuppa elected to Michigan State House,
Jay Chaudhuri for North Carolina State Senate,
 Ravi Sandill in Texas as 127th District Court Judge and Amish Shah in US, State House Arizona.

The other candidates in the yet undecided races are Hiral Tipirneni in the Arizona US House, Ranjeev Puri for Michigan State House and Rupande Mehta for New Jersey State Senate. 

This year, there were nearly 500,000 Indian-American voters in the battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.  The number of Indian-Americans in Congress has grown five-fold in just the past eight years. (Source PTI)

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