People from India have established their name and gained recognition in various spheres like education Technology computer economics, etc all across the world. American politics is not an exemption when coming to Indians playing key roles. In this article, we are going to list 10 Indian American politicians whom you should know.
1. Kamala Harris
Kamla Devi Harris was elected as the 49th Vice-President of The United States of America. She is one of the most famous and eminent Indian American politicians. Not only she is the first Indian American but also the first African-American and first Asian American vice president. All these achievements make her the highest-ranking female official in the field of politics in American history.
2. Pramila Jayapal
Pramila Jayapal is an American politician who has been Washington’s seventh Congressional district representative since 2017. Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian American woman to hold a representative position in the United States and the first female representative for the district and the first Asian American to hold Federal office in Washington.
Being a member of the democratic party, Pramila Jayapal represents the majority of Seattle and a few King country Suburbs. From the year 2015 to 2017, Pramila Jayapal served as the Senator for the 37th legislative district in Washington.
3. Rohit Khanna
Rohit Khanna is an important Indian American politician and professor who represented California’s 7th congressional district since 2017. Rohit Khanna worked as the deputy assistant secretary in the US Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8 2009 to August 2011.
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4. Ami Bera
Amerish Babulal also known as Ami Bera is an American politician and physician who served as California’s 7th congressional district since 2013.
5. Subramanian Raja Krishnamurthy
Subramanian Raja Krishnamurthy is a politician and businessman of Indian descent representing the 8th congressional district in the United States since 2017. Krishnamurti controls the house permanent select committee on Intelligence and the house oversight committee. Apart from these responsibilities he also serves as the assistant whip and as the chair of the oversight committee’s economic and consumer policy sub-committee.
6. Tarun Chhabra
Tarun Chhabra is an Indian American working as the senior director for technology and national security at National Security Council White House under the Biden administration.
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7. Raj Shah
Raj Shah is an Indian American political assistant who worked as Deputy Press Secretary and deputy assistant to the president at the White House from 2017 to 2019. He have been announced as the Senior Vice President in July 2019 by the Fox Corporation.
8. Mala Adiga
Mala Adiga is the deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programs and manager of many foreign educational initiatives.
9. Garima Verma
Garima Verma is an Indian American who has been hired by first lady, Jill Biden to serve as her digital director. Garima has worked on audience growth and content strategy for the Biden-Harris campaign.
10. Uzra Zeya
Uzra Zeya is an American diplomat for the the administration under Secretary of state for civilian security democracy and human rights since 2021
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