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From Ro Khanna to Pramila Jayapal – 4 leaders of Indian origin elected to the US House of Representatives

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Mr. Sho, leader of the Democratic Party, became the first American Indian to win a US congressional election in Michigan.
Ro Khanna, 46, defeated Republican Party candidate Ritesh Tandon in California’s 17th congressional district.
Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal will be the only Indian-American lawmaker in the House of Representatives.

Washington. Four Indo-American leaders of the ruling Democratic Party in the United States were elected to the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday. Apart from this, many other leaders of Indian origin have been elected to provincial legislatures in mid-term elections held across the country.

Among the leaders of Indian origin elected to the United States House of Representatives are Raja Krishnamurthy, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal. Also, Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-politician Mr. Sho, leader of the Democratic Party, became the first Indian American to win an election for Congress (Parliament) from Michigan, beating Republican Party candidate Martel Bivings. The 67-year-old SHO currently represents Michigan House’s Third District.

Khanna, Krishnamurthy and Jaipal won for the fourth consecutive time
In Illinois’ eighth congressional district, 49-year-old Raja Krishnamurthy was reelected to a fourth consecutive term. He defeated Republican Party candidate Chris Dargis. In contrast, in Silicon Valley, Ro Khanna, a 46-year-old American Indian, defeated Republican Party candidate Ritesh Tandon in California’s 17th congressional district.

Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the House of Representatives, beat rival Cliff Moon in Washington state’s 7th congressional district. Khanna, Krishnamurthy and Jaipal were vying for the fourth term in a row.

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Amy Bera (57), the oldest Indian-American leader, is seeking a sixth term in the House of Representatives from California’s 7th congressional district. Election results are yet to be announced.

Indo-American candidates also won seats in provincial legislatures. In Maryland, Aruna Miller made history by becoming the first Indian-American leader to win the race for lieutenant governor. However, Indian-American Sandeep Srivastava lost to former Colin County Judge Keith Self of Texas’ third congressional district.

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