Indian Americans In U.S. Politics
Indian Americans In U.S. Politics:
Here’s a look at some of the many Indian origin candidates who have made it in American politics.
The first Chief Information Officer of the United States of America, New Delhi born Kundra was appointed by President Obama to the position. He held it till August 2011, after which he took up a fellowship at Harvard.
Nagpur born Swati Dandekar is the first Indian-born American citizen to win a state legislature seat in the United States, in the Iowa legislature.
Indian-American Rajiv Shah is the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), appointed by President Obama, a position he holds till date.
Preeta Bansal was appointed Member of the Advisory Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. She was also the former Solicitor General of the State of New York.
Born to Indian immigrant parents in New jersey, Aneesh Paul Chopra is the first Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States (CTO).
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to Indian parents, Haley is the second Indian-American and first woman to hold the post of Governor of South Carolina.
Born Piyush Jindal, the Louisiana Governor became the first Indian-American and the youngest, to hold a Governor post in 2008. He derived his nickname from his favourite Brady Bunch character.
Neal Katyal served as the Acting Solicitor General of the United States from May 2010 until June 2011. He has since moved on to a private law practice.
IIT Bombay graduate Arun Majumdar was appointed the Under Secretary of Energy by President Obama in 2011.
Born to a Tamil-Indian mother and A Jamaican-American father, Kamala Harris is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California.