NRI candidates won the elections and others lost with a little
New York, Nov. 10, 2007
Nirmal Singh/Gary Singh from LA
Neeta Sane elected as a
trustee to the Houston Community College
NRI Neeta Sane came out the winner in her bid for Houston Community
College Trustee District VII in the November 2007 election. She
garnered 51.46% of the vote in a 3-way race with a margin of over
18% more votes than her closest rival.
The district include southwest Houston and Fort Bend County,
Neeta Sane defeated Manuel "Meme" Barrera and Lois Davis
for the seat vacated by Jay
Aiyer, who pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge
of tampering with a governmental record. ....Read
Chivukula re-elected NJ General Assembly
Incumbent Assemblyman, Upendra Chivukula was re-elected to New
Jersey General Assembly. He won with 30 percent votes.
He has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002,
where he represents the 17th legislative district.
He is first Asian Indian American elected to the New Jersey General
Assembly and the fourth Indian American in the United States to
be elected to state office.
Chivukula is a Assembly's Deputy Speaker and serves in the Assembly
on the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee (as Chair) and
the Commerce and Economic Development Committee....Read
Wins Edison (NJ) City Council
Dr. Sudhanshu Prasad, an Internal Medicine Physician was elected
to Edison City Council. Edison, a suburban township in New Jersey
is home to a large Indo-American population. Voters in Edison
elected all four Democratic candidates Tuesday, while voting against
the ward system for the second time in four years.
The Democratic slate consisting of AnneMarie Griffin-Ussak with
6,883 votes, Melissa Perilstein with 6,513 votes, Sudhanshu Prasad
with 6,251 votes and Wayne Mascola with 6,528 votes defeated all
four Republican challengers by nearly 1,000 votes.....Read
Singh Loses NJ State Senate
Democratic Seema Singh, challenger to Republican Bill Baroni
lost in the 14th District Senate Assemblyman Bill Baroni won big
with 62% of the vote. He won Hamilton Township with 76%.
But the politically competitive district remains split, with
two Democrats capturing seats in the State Assembly.
- Republican Bill Baroni score 44,000 votes
- Democratic Seema Singh score 19,000 votes
South Brunswick resident Singh, a lawyer and onetime Ratepayer
Advocate for the state, has never held elected office or run for
one before. Her campaign hit a snag when her use of a state worker
as a personal driver at taxpayers' expense was revealed......
Patel Loses City Council seat of Emeryville, California
Shilen Patel, 29, environmental consultant, resident of Emeryville
and former chief of staff for Richmond Mayor Irma Anderson, lost
and narrowly missed getting one of three council seats open.,,,.Read
Mehta Loses Houston City Council
Manisha Mehta lost her bid for Houston City Council District E.
She received 15 percent of the votes in a tight race for the City
Council seat which became vacant with the incumbent retiring.
Mehta had hoped to bring her financial planning background to
City Hall, and had vowed to serve as a watchdog to ensure that
her district's tax dollars are being spent properly......Read
Wasim Khan, who ran for New Jersey State Senate (District 26)
lost with 34 percent of the votes (13,308 votes). ...
Chauhan, 19, NRI lost city council in Atlantic City, N.J
Nov 10, 2007
Sixth Ward Councilman - Tim Mancuso has held this
council seat for close to two decades. Steve Layman has spent
considerable money in challenging the seat. Ytit Chauhan has come
out strong with some positive media.
Ytit would have been better off with a shorter campaign. Like
Obama, his youthful appeal has petered-out as his statements and
stances on the issues betray a lack of political understanding.