MEIR LEVI's endorsement quote - I am voting for independent thinking. Rishi's track record with community service speaks volume. He is the one candidate that has done more for more people in Saratoga than any other candidate running in this city council.
I urge all our city voters, to vote for Rishi. Vote for the one who will listen, maintain, improve the quality of life in our beloved city. Please look at Rishi's accomplishments there, before you vote. Do we want to vote for a single issue/involvement candidate or Rishi?
PARMEET CHADDHA's endorsement quote: I am voting for someone who is independent thinking, and someone who has delivered results consistently. There is a lot of election data coming at us to digest, but I recommend Rishi Kumar, looking at past history of accomplishments and the variety of experiences that a candidate brings. Rishi is an independent thinker who has the strength to withstand any special interest groups that will seek to influence decisions. He is the strong voice that will represent all of us well. Rishi will be fair to all. Rishi’s involvement is NOT a single component of work, but cuts across many things in our community.
Candidate's Forum Video
RISHI'S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
SENATOR JIM BEALL ENDORSES RISHI
"Rishi is a community leader who has put a lot of energy into making the City of Saratoga a better place for children, families and seniors. He listens and will be an excellent leader on the council. He has my full support for election to the City Council"
- SENATOR JIM BEALL
Rishi is one of the up and coming community leaders from our Assembly District that I have been impressed with. He has already done so much for Saratoga, and I fully endorse his run for city council. He will represent the citizens of Saratoga well”
- ASSEMBLYMEMBER PAUL FONG
"Rishi has contributed in many ways to the city of Saratoga. He has the energy, passion, and prudent thinking to complement his leadership. I expect good things once he is elected to city council. I fully endorse Rishi’s candidacy.”
- COUNTY SUPERVISOR CINDY CHAVEZ
"Rishi is a member of our city in the best possible way. He is passionately involved in the betterment of Saratoga in many aspects of our community, arguably unparalleled in his enthusiasm, and leads by example...."
MR JON JOWW, , REDWOOD MUSIC SCHOOL MUSIC DIRECTOR, SARATOGA RESIDENT
"Rishi exhibits care, compassion and strong ethical behavior - key ingredients for our city council members. He is a well rounded candidate who has actually contributed consistently, doing things. His contribution cuts across many facets of community work in Saratoga, attested by so many endorsements. Rishi is all action, not just talk - and I know will work hard for Saratoga and keeping our community great!"
- RICHARD ANGUS, BOARD MEMBER, SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER
THE KUMAR FAMILY
"Rishi is a man of action! If you want something accomplished, then Rishi is your man"
- BOB & SUSANNE KARLAK
"Rishi has strengthened the Saratoga community with his innovative unity building programs such as Saratoga's Got Talent and Saratoga Cares Foundation. He brings innovation, creativity as well as stability to our community"
- ZOE COWHERD ALAMEDA
3rd generation business owner, Saratoga
"I look forward to your time, dedication and energy for the City of Saratoga. You are making a big impact in our community!!"
-LESLIE BUTLAR, Board member, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
"I am happy to endorse Rishi Kumar for City Council. He is and has worked tirelessly with Saratoga has Talent which is his own creation. I am sure he will work with the same enthusiasm if we elect him it the City Council"
- BOB CANCELLIERI, SASCC BOARD MEMBER
"Rishi is a fun, happy guy who understands what it is like to be a socially active & responsible citizen- giving back to the community he lives in- to make it more robust, connected and secure. He thinks about social issues, voices his opinions fearlessly and takes positive actions that make Saratoga more connected, communal andhappening! "
-AARTI AWASTHI, CEO, artsybug | Trustee, Maitri
RAY SHAFAZAND: If you meet Rishi, you can tell he truly cares for Saratoga. I believe Rishi has the energy and drive to make good things happen for our city. Rishi works in the high tech industry, but make the time for community service - not just lip service, but action. Rishi wants to listen, learn and then act. If there is anyone I want to bet my money upon, it is Rishi to do the right thing for Saratoga. RAY SHAFAZAND - BELL TOWER BISTRO OWNer
GARY SMITH, Saratoga's Business Organization leader, Former President: Rishi Kumar is a professional who appreciates and promotes Saratoga, understands and values the importance of quality school districts and education, encourages business including small retail businesses in Saratoga, understands and practices good management, and is a good communicator. Rishi knows the importance of a family oriented and ways to encourage family oriented business growth in the five commercial districts. He will make a good City Council member.