Leading Indian American PAC endorses more candidates running for office


The 2024 election season is already underway, with democracy in action across the country, notes the Indian American Impact Fund, a leading PAC dedicated to supporting candidates of Indian and South Asian origin.

On April 9, the organization announced a slew of candidates it plans to support. The latest list of 11 individuals of Indian origin, includes those aiming for a range of offices from courts to State Senate seats.

“While you may think of primaries as it pertains to a presidential election, it’s crucially important to think about state and local races which can profoundly impact your daily life,” Impact Fund said in a press release, calling on Indian Americans to stay up to date on some states where primaries for state and local candidates coincide with the presidential primary, and others that have separate primaries.

Candidates endorsed by Indian American Impact Fund on April 9, 2024. PHOTO: Courtesy Impact Fund

The additional 11 candidates brings Impact Fund’s total endorsements to 35 so far this cycle. “South Asian candidates are making history across the country in 2024,” Impact Fund declared.

The latest Impact Fund list is as follows, and the * denotes an incumbent:

*Pavan ParikhOhio, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

*Dr. Ravi ShahArizona, Tucson Unified School District Governing Board

Sumbel ZebTexas, Collin Central Appraisal District Board of Directors

Taral PatelTexas, Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 3

*Nabil ShikeTexas, Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 3

*Nikil SavalPennsylvania, State Senate District 1

Ashwin RamaswamiGeorgia, State Senate District 48

*Zohran MamdaniNew York, State Assembly District 36

Ashika GangulyTexas, Austin City Council District 10

*Jeremy CooneyNew York, State Senate District 56

*Suleman LalaniTexas, State House District 76

Impact Fund also provided dates for upcoming primaries in April and May, that involve current and former Impact-endorsed candidates :

Pennsylvania: Election Day: April 23rd; Early Voting: Until April 16th

Georgia: Election Day: May 21st; Early Voting: April 29th – May 17th



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