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NRI Anita Malik wins Democratic primary, now faces Republican incumbent David Schweikert in Arizona congressional race in Nov
Ex-Journalist/Anchor, Ex-COO IT-Technology Company & Founder of  Magazine
Anita's parents moved to USA from New Delhi in 1970

Scottsdale, Arizona, Sep. 02, 2018 Singh Grewal

Anita Malik won the 6th Congressional District race, Arizona by defeating Heather Ross with 2,200 votes in the Aug. 28 in Democratic primary election. The 6th Congressional District area included: Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills (northern Phoenix). This Congressional District is also predominantly Republican district for the long time.

Now as a Democrat winner, she will face Republican incumbent Rep. David Schweikert, who represents his fourth term the 6th Congressional District.  

As a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, he helped shape the tax cuts that President Donald Trump signed into law last year.

In 2017, Anita Malik resigned from the company where she worked as Chief Operating Officer of a content technology company. As an experience in digital marketing and technology, she recognized the urgent need for real tech leadership in D.C. 

  • In 1994, she attended Scottsdale schools and graduated from Chaparral High School
  • 1994-1998, Anita went on to graduate summa cum laude with BS degrees in both computer information systems and finance from Arizona State University.
  • In 2002, she earned her master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California.
  • 1998-1999, she worked as Business Analyst, MicroAge.
  • 2002-2003, she was Radio News Anchor/Reporter, Metro Networks.
  • 2002-2003, she was Fashion/Lifestyle Reporter, The Arizona Republic.
  • In 2004, she founded East West Magazine, a national publication celebrating the pan Asian-American life.
  • 2007-2009, she was Deputy Director, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Arizona State University.
  • 2002-2010: Founding Editor/Publisher, East West Magazine, East West Woman, Limited Liability Company.
  • 1997-201: Information Technology Consultant, Proex Systems Solutions.
  • 2011-2015: Co-Founder, BrideRush
  • 2013-2015: Vice President of Content Operations, iAcquire
  • 2014-2017: Chief Operating Officer, ClearVoice

Anita Malik  was featured on FOLIO’s “40 Under 40” list for her ability to eloquently promote and support a multicultural America. Anita was also a regular guest on NPR’s “Tell Me More.”
She went on to work at the The Arizona Republic, and was Deputy Director of ASU’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Anita Malik says: 

  • We must create well-paying jobs in emerging industries and in sectors proven to benefit local communities.  With each piece of legislation we must ask ourselves how it will affect jobs. I believe, without hesitation, that workers always deserve a seat at the table.
  • The distribution of wealth in our country shows an alarming divide. Income hasn’t kept up with the cost of living out the most basic version of the American Dream.  
  • The average cost of childcare for kids up to 4 years old is sometimes more than the average cost of in-state college tuition.
  • Meanwhile, our tax code favors only those who earn the most. Simplifying our tax code for families and small businesses.
  • Universal quality early education and childcare programs. Every family deserves the benefit of early education during a child’s most formative years.
  • Raising the minimum wage and tying it to inflation. 
  • I believe it is our moral responsibility to provide quality, low-cost coverage for every American.
  • I will sign on/vote for Medicare-for-All. A Medicare buy-in at age 55, a pool that I favor expanding over time.
  • Negotiating drug prices.
  • Policies that unite families and bring diverse talent to our country.
  • A swift path to citizenship for Dreamers.
  • Supporting and protecting migrant workers and ensuring they are paying their fair share of taxes.
  • I will defend our public schools so our children have the skills to compete in the global economy.
  • I will fight for free and affordable post-secondary educational options including trade programs.
  • I will explore how block chain technologies and simplifying current laws affecting the technology. I will work to expand public wi-fi. Information is the great equalizer and we must expand access to it. Net Neutrality must be protected.

"Arizonans People deserve someone who will work hard to represent them and build a stronger future for our community, our state and our country," said Malik. "As the daughter of immigrants, people who believed in the promise of America, I want to help everyone have that opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families."

In 1970, her father, Ashok Malik, a mechanical and computer engineer, moved to USA from New Delhi for postgraduate studies at the University of California. Her mother, Kiran Malik  who had passion for the arts stay home. Anita was born in Kansas City, Missouri and at the age of 7, Anita and her family moved to Arizona. In 2003, her father died to cancer when her motivations in business changed. Her mother still lives in Scottsdale.

Malik’s  husband, James Miller, a digital marketing consultant, musician and songwriter. They have two children and two dogs.