Preet Didbal becomes Sikh woman to become Mayor; heres all about it
With the election of Preet Didbal as the mayor of Yuba city in California, she has the honour to become first Sikh woman to hold the position in the United States.
Ms. Didbal was appointed by the California city council and will be sworn in on December 5.
There are other Sikh mayors across the country, namely, Ravi Bhalla was elected earlier this month as mayor in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Ms. Didbal was elected to Yuba City Council in 2014 and is currently vice mayor. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.
The Sutter-Yuba region is home to one of the largest Sikh communities in the country.
On November 8, Mr. Bhalla became the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city after a stiff competition that turned ugly when he was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers.>