Indian American Impact Fund Announces Two Endorsements
The Indian American Impact Fund announced endorsements for two candidates for Congress. One is Sri Kulkarni, who is running in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. The majority-minority district includes the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, which is home to a large Indian American community. After finishing first in the Democratic primary with nearly 32% of the vote, Kulkarni will have to face fellow Democrat Letitia Plummer in the May 22nd runoff to earn the right to take on incumbent Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX). Kulkarni is a former Defense advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as well as a Foreign Service Officer who served tours in Taiwan, Russia, Iraq, Israel, and Jamaica. The Impact Fund also endorsed Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Having recently decisively won her primary with 60% of the vote, Tipirneni now moves on to face GOP candidate Debbie Lesko in a special election on April 24th to replace former Congressman Trent Franks. Tipirneni is an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate. “In an incredibly competitive year for Congressional candidates, Sri and Hiral have demonstrated the passion, tenacity, and drive it takes to run, win, and lead,” said Raj Goyle, co-founder of Impact and a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Impact Fund works with experienced operatives, campaign strategists, and donors to endorse candidates based on their viability and commitment to advocating for the needs and values of the Indian American community. More here.