Candidate for US Congress, Congressional District 18

Saratoga City Councilmember, 2nd term

Got the most votes in any election in the 60 years of Saratoga based on a "Getting Things Done" platform, taking on the tough challenges and delivering results

Hi-tech Executive at a Silicon Valley Big Data, Analytics Software Company
Former IBMer

Executive Board member /Delegate (AD28) CA Democratic Party

Member, California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Panel

Implementing a computer science K-12 curriculum to go live in 2022

M.S Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut

“A Community Activist who empowers youth with STEM”

Rishi Kumar

Rishi's professional experience...

...is a nexus of high-tech, public, private, non-profit, policy-making and the world of politics. Rishi is a hi-tech Silicon Valley executive and a public servant, serving his city of Saratoga as a councilmember. Rishi holds a Master degree from the University of Connecticut in Mechanical Engineering.

Rishi works full-time in an executive leadership position in the high-tech industry and is a former IBMer where he spent 14+ formative years. Rishi is currently a Board member on: National League of Cities Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials APAMO, California League of Cities API Caucus, California Democratic Party API Caucus. Rishi is also the Executive Board Member of the CA Democratic Party representing his Assembly district and also a California Democratic Party Delegate. Rishi holds a Master degree from the University of Connecticut in Mechanical Engineering.

Rishi's charter on the Saratoga city council is to provide services to his community cheaper, faster, better. Rishi believes in taking on the toughest challenges of his community and focusing upon them to deliver strong results, applying the hi-tech framework towards measurable objectives, goals and results. Rishi loves applying the high-tech innovation to governance, community outreach and engagement. Innovating is what Rishi likes to do on a daily basis.