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Shekar Narasimhan appointed for the DNC's Indo-American Leadership Council.


Shekar Narasimhan appointed the new Co- Chairs for the DNC's Indo-American Leadership Council.

  • March,26, 2007: Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today announced the appointment of the new Co- Chairs for the DNC's Indo-American Leadership Council. Shekar Narasimhan, of Dunn Loring, VA, and Dr. Mahinder Tak of Bethesda, MD will serve as National Co-Chairs, while Sunita Gupta Leeds, of Washington, DC, will serve as Advisory Board Chair. All three have been appointed by Chairman Dean to lead the Council through the 2008 election cycle.

    'Under their leadership, the Indo-American Leadership Council will no doubt continue the great tradition begun by outgoing Chair Ramesh Kapur and have a tremendous impact on helping elect a Democratic President and Democrats up and down the ballot in 2008,' Dean said.

Shekar Narasimhan, of Dunn Loring, VA


Shekar Narasimhan is a banker and CEO of a public company based out of Dunn Loring, VA. He is the father of S R Sidarth, who was in news during last year's Congressional elections after Virginia Republican Senator George Allen made an alleged racial jibe at him.

During a rally, Allen called Sidarth, a volunteer for his opponent Democrat James Webb, a "macaca", which could mean a type of monkey. The remark sparked an outrage, leading to an apology from Allen who subsequently lost his re-election bid.

Shekar helped mobilize the Indian-American community, both in Virginia and nationally, to help elect Jim Webb and secure a Democratic majority in the Senate.

Shekar is also actively involved with the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples in the country, and is the Founding Chair of the Campaign for Affordable Housing.