Indian American Sanjay Patel to contest from Florida; for US House of Representatives
With Indian-Americans becoming all the more influential in American politics, another one has now announced intent to run for the US House of Representatives from Florida district.
Indian-American Sanjay Patel will challenge incumbent Republican Bill Posey in Florida’s District 8.
Sources said that Patel is a resident of Satellite Beach and has announced his candidature this week at a meeting in Viera.
The announcement came about in the Brevard County Democratic Executive Committee that was attended by about 400 people.
Sanjay Patel has been described on his campaign website as an activist, change-maker and organizational transformation consultant.
Patel claims to be a believer in economic justice for all and has promised to work to build prosperity for communities.
Describing himself as an American Dream being the first-generation immigrant, Sanjay Patel said he is son of parents who have barely a high school education.
Despite then, he went on to become a graduate of UCLA with a degree in economics.
His wife, Stacey Patel, chairs the Brevard County Democratic Executive Committee.>