RISHI KUMAR - CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS
California's Congressional District 18
YES, I AM RUNNING TO GET THINGS DONE
Yes, I am running for LOVE... the love for public service and the passion to continue protecting, promoting the interest of our residents, for progressive beliefs and values that everyone deserves a decent, fulfilling, and economically secure future.
As a nineteen year resident of Silicon Valley, immigrant engineer, experienced hi-tech executive and former IBMer, I found my calling as an activist stepping up for complex community challenges that I just could not ignore. I paid heed to my inner voice, whether it was addressing reduced tuition time in our middle school, or fostering social vibrancy with neighbors communicating, connecting, collaborating to raise our community’s happiness index, or addressing a dearth of entrepreneurship education opportunities for our youth. I wasn’t sure I would succeed with the issues that I engaged with, but I knew that if worked hard and persevered, the answers would always come to me. I found the activism and resultant impact very energizing!
Today, as a councilmember of Saratoga in my 2nd term, I have worked hard for our citizen’s top challenges such as crime water and more. I stepped up to reduce crime leading to a 47% drop in burglaries. I took on the challenge of rising water bills and rejected water rate increases that had never been attempted before. The result was historic in getting the most votes in any election in the 60 years election history of Saratoga.
Silicon Valley needs citizen-centric behavior driven leadership who will strive to address such quality of life issues with a mindset of “Getting things Done”, standing up for the people, addressing their challenges and providing services “cheaper, faster, better”
Silicon Valley needs progressive leadership to solve our urgent quality of life needs such as housing and traffic, burgeoning healthcare and drug cost, residential break-ins, water shortage, ageism in our workforce, college admission for our brightest youth and climate change.
Silicon Valley needs innovative leadership making choices based on a keen grasp of the valley’s innovation agenda to quadruple our tech economic output, making choices that work best for our people and the long term economic viability and success.
As your Congressman, I will fiercely protect and serve the interest of our families, our youth, and our seniors. I will be an involved, committed, dedicated and vigilant advocate of every resident of Silicon Valley.
I promise, I will always fight the good fight, and fight hard, no matter how hard and uphill it may be, to address the aspirations of our community, and deliver results.
I love this community dearly and I have found an inner fulfillment in directing my energy towards causes; towards the good of this fantastic community we live in.
With your support, I look forward to serving our district, to continue doing important and satisfying work in your interest.
Kumar for Congress 2020 || FEC 1313991 || COMMITTEE ID C00695866
Email: voteRishiKumar@gmail.com || Phone 408 805 5993 || Facebook.com/VoteRishi || @rishikumar1 || www.RishiKumar.com || P O BOX 2653 Saratoga CA 95070