Raja Krishnamurthi is running for US Congress

Raja Krishnamurthi is the Democratic nominee for the 8th Congressional District of Illinois and appears firm on the path to be a member of the U.S. Congress by winning the November general elections. The U.S. Congress now has only one member of Indian descent — Ami Bera, who is seeking re-election from California.

Engineer, lawyer and entrepreneur, Krishnamurthi’s political initiation came through his association with President Barack Obama when he worked as a researcher for his campaign. 

Born in Delhi where his maternal grandfather worked with the Indian Defence Ministry, Krishnamurthi spent his early childhood in New York, where his father had come for a Ph.D. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois, where the senior Krishnamurthi taught industrial engineering for 40 years.

Krishnamurthi has an engineering degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Harvard. Having founded a small business organisation that deals in renewable energy products, he believes that the future of American middle class is in small businesses.

He has been endorsed by three biggest newspapers in Chicago, apart from several prominent individuals and groups.

Read full report in The Hindu

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