RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

Elected Leaders

Note: Titles and Organizations listed below are for identification purposes only

Former Mayor Stan Bogosian Saratoga

Former Councilmember Jack Mallory Saratoga

Mayor Steven Scharf Cupertino

Mayor Liz Lawler Monte Sereno

Councilmember Rowena Turner Monte Sereno

Director Tom Maxson Ben Lomond Fire Protection District

Councilmember Liang-Fang Chao Cupertino

Vice Mayor Raj Salwan Fremont

Mayor Kuldip Thusu Dinuba

Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler City of Alhambra

Councilmember Juslyn Manalo Daly City

Councilmember Michael Goldman Sunnyvale

Councilmember Vinnie Bacon Fremont

Councilmember Jenny Kassen Fremont

Councilmember Teresa Keng Fremont

Vice Mayor Sabina Zafar San Ramon

Councilmember Yang Shao Fremont

Councilmember Raj Chahal Santa Clara

Councilmember Sabina Zafar San Ramon

Councilmember Gary Singh Union City

Arun Goel Vice Mayor, Dublin

Councilmember Dianne Martinez Emeryville

Former Mayor Frank Verlot Los Altos

Former Mayor Jose Esteves Milpitas

Former Vice Mayor Evert Wolsheimer Monte Sereno

Councilmember Mani Grewal Modesto

Trustee Sharan Kaur New Haven Union School District

Councilmember Alan Haffa Monterey

Councilmember Angie English Hawthorne

Councilmember Chin-Ho Liao San Gabriel

Councilmember Ali Sajjad Taj Artesia

Former Councilmember Raji Brar Arvin

Endorsement Statements

Thanks for running Rishi!! I know of you from all the great praise you get for how you brought people together in making Saratoga safe. This won't be easy, but this great nation is because citizens like you are not afraid to stand up and tackle difficult challenges thank you for listening to the science and for stepping up to lead!! You have my support!!! Adam Mednick, Saratoga
If your platform remains true to its word, you could not come at a better time. Pharma has infiltrated every corner of California politics. I am happy to finally see a Democrat willing to take on Big PHARMA. Incredibly refreshing to have a Democrat running in our district that has broken away from "establishment" politicians, who stands against PAC money, and who is willing to take on the fight of Big Pharma - likely the most critical issue of our time! Laura Galvan, Los Gatos
I just voted for him (mail in ballot) based on the refusal to take money from super PACs Glen Ena
We are voting for you Rishi. Thank you for running Cindy Asrir, Redwood City
As a former resident of Palo Alto I just want to thank you for taking on the incumbent to really try to make a change.
If I still lived in Palo Alto I'd vote for you, but now I'll just send you my good luck.
Thanks,
Jonne Kaunisto
You got my vote! Philip Brady
Dear Rishi; I have been following and supporting you with the SJWC battles for quite some time. I appreciate what you have done for our communities in dealing with our expensive yet dysfunctional water situation.
I am certainly not a fan of Anna Eshoo; to say the least. I have many issues with her politics and political behavior. So, you appear to be the front runner, at least on my personal ballot.
John Miller
I’m in his district and I will vote for him. He’s been an activist for the people against big companies. Eshoo is OK but not as good. Eric A Meece
You’ve got my vote Rishi. Robin Bougeja
We are glad you are running as a Democrat. I live in your congressional district and we are supporting you Kathy Kelley
Thank you Mr. Kumar for speaking up on a very important resource that all life depends on. Mr. Kumar will get my vote for 2020 Congressional elections. Michael Lieberman
Rishi Kumar A thank you from me as well. I am glad to learn more about you because quite frankly I am tired of the canned responses I get on issues that are in my view, dire. Healthcare for all, climate and money in politics are at the top of my list. Becky Potapa Gallinger
Thanks for caring enough to come to our little community. 👍🇺🇸 Boulder Creek... right here ... voting Rishi!! Jan Hagge, Boulder Creek
Met this guy [Rishi] at Brookdale lodge, seems approachable, did not repeat collusion, russia, or impeach 10,000 times an hour. Kris Miller, Brookdale
I remember you from your days at Michigan and am delighted that you have remained in public service. Best of luck in your campaign! Susan Wilson
Yes. His passion for exploring better, cheaper healthcare options. Abhishek Agarwal
Yes. He's a progressive and he's running to replace the corrupt Anna Eshoo. James Lewis Somers
Isn't Rishi Kumar for Congress 2020 a better candidate? It's time to elect from relatable people who care, not from those who are out of touch from actual constituents. Khan Nafee, Mountain View
Keep up your fight for us Cole Cameron
I’m very glad to support a candidate who can see this! (Public Transportation) Jean-Michel Depardieu
We need a new face in Congress who will work with the cultural community that they serve and not ignore their needs and issues! Myrtle Walker
Rishi has done so much already for his community. Just because someone has not been challenged in the past, doesn't mean they wont be challenged and cannot be replaced. No one can come close to what Rishi Kumar has done, not only for his council, but for the overall community across the Bay Area. Safety and security of the community and curbing costs for water are 2 of his biggest accomplishments from the long list of other amazing things he has done for the community. People should go to one of his meetings and ask him questions face to face, and I assure you, you will be beyond impressed. Do you think anyone has the courage to face your questions in a public domain like that? Varun Kapur
Grassroots campaigner Rishi! Know your Voters, so you can remember them when you win! Issues and Policies should guide our vote, and not incumbency - go Rishi. Republicans for Rishi! Raj Jaswa
Rishi Kumar is standing up against Big Pharma. This is one of the most important issues of our time. Julie Chayt Scott, Los Altos
If you're ever in San Carlos, stop by la hacienda cafe on Laurel Street. We'll give an endorsement! John Veneable, San Carlos
Rishi Kumar if you are for medicare for all and can speak honestly about the fact that families might have a $2000 increase in taxes but their $18,000 annual insurance premiums will go away, then I will certain seriously consider voting for you. Our family essentially buys an economy car in the form of healthcare costs every single year. And we are healthy. It's insanity. And I'm fed up with candidates saying they are going to do something radical and once they are office it's just a pattern of holding onto the status quo. Martha Sterne
We need you, like now! So frustrated with this congress! (Wars, Veterans) Mark Scott Varner
My voice as a conservative here in California have no representation in congress. Yep....I deserve better. Taxation without representation is corrupt! Gary Bruce
I’ll take door to door conversations spreading a message over corporate donors buying time on the networks. Any day. Thanks Rishi! Everything that I can see from Rishi is that he’s somebody we can believe in. Jan Hagge, Portola Valley
Rishi Kumar is running for this Congress seat. He does not take any money from Pharmaceutical companies and is for the people. He will actually work to lower prices. Daryl Hoot
Carry on with your hard work and dedication it's gonna take us all a long way. Mohammed Sam Sharif, San Francisco
Way to go Rishi. Best of Luck! Damy Patel
Rishi Kumar, you are fit for American Congress go on go on you deserve it. Jagdish Patel, Saratoga
I like that you support #MedicareForAll. I WILL VOTE FOR YOU!!🇺🇸💙🇺🇸 Dawn Smith
Easy choice to support. Amelia Millie Sperry, San Jose
I wish you all the best Mr. Kumar, I'm just outside of the 18th District in Jakie Spear's bailiwick. I'm glad you're running. David Kush, Redwood City
We need a new face in Congress who will work with the cultural community that they serve and not ignore their needs and issues! Myrtle Walker, East Palo Alto
Thank you for your support Rishi! 🙂 (on public sector banking) Jake Ryan Tonkel , San Jose District 6 Green Party candidate
Rishi is the right choice for California in Congress. Isaac Drauna
It’s time to get big money out of politics! We have to get all corporate PACs and special interests out of our government! You have my vote! Lawrence Deng
Thanks for doing your part Rishi. 👏👏👏 like Elon is doing his part. Like I worked and driving a Tesla. It does take a village to adopt to EV’s. Jump in yo all, before it is too late! 🙏 Kannan Govindasamy
You have an incredibly wide swath of campaign platforms. Wowzers. Michelle McIntyre
I think, Rishi Kumar would prove to be a good choice. He has qualities of leadership. Sudarshan Ahluwalia
Grassroots support, safety initiatives and success, and and not being owned... legit. Yes, very much so. He is dynamic, caring, energetic and a hard worker Dr Shiva Singh
Absolutely! Celeste Martino, San Jose
Yes because she could make a big impact and a good leader Tom Olsen, Menlo Park
Yes, need "Fresh Thinking" without a duty to lockstep with Party Leaders Kenneth Charles Frederick, Atherton
He knows big food, big pharma, big oil, and big pesticide/GMO each HARM us! David Eller, Menlo Park
Yes, bc Medicare for All.YouShould also support tenants' and workers' right Annie Nguyen-Barany, Mountain View
Refusal of special interest money of ALL types. Michael Perez, Menlo Park
Also, appreciate that you are driving Silicon Valley-style success thru tech initiatives, innovation pushes, and addressing Bay Area concerns on traffic, as well as residential and community safety.
Be the candidate that welcomes data based scrutiny on your policy based initiatives. I’d like to hear substance to be a better informed voter.
Thank you Rishi!! So nice to have someone actually listen and want to tackle concerns no matter how many it helps!
Hindi Hipp
Finally, someone who understands (on greenhouses). Yes - that would be amazing. I think you'd be great! Go Rishi! Susan Freeman
Rishi Kumar brings the leadership we need to create good paying jobs and make the U.S. an innovation leader in the 21st Century. As an executive at Smart Utility Systems and Imaginea Technologies Inc., and in holding leadership roles at Cisco and IBM, Rishi understands machine learning and other cutting edge technologies and how we can harness those technologies to make America stronger and more prosperous. In his leadership on the Saratoga City Council and on the CA Democratic Party's executive board, Rishi brings a deep understanding of what our government can do to empower and provide opportunity to Bay Area residents. Most importantly, Rishi has great personal integrity. I know that he will always put the people he represents first and will work tirelessly to serve his constituents. Please join me in supporting Rishi Kumar for Congress. Robert Harlow '14 Physics, Stanford University
I have known Rishi since our days in IBM in 2003. I found Rishi to be a good listener who jumped into any opportunity to be of help. He has always had a “service to mankind” attitude and that begins with his friends. I found Rishi a caring person who loves being around people. I also know that he supports the Sikh community whole-heartedly. Rishi has visited Gurudwaras for prayers, participated in langar and has even talked to me about visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar. I support Rishi’s run and I know he will do very well as our United States Representative Gary Singh Tasser
I have known Rishi since our days in Temple University studying Mechanical Engineering. We took classes together and Rishi definitely has the work ethics. There wasn’t half way about anything he did. But what I found Rishi as a practicing Hindu was his openness to all religions and our Pakistan culture. Rishi does not have any bias, he truly appreciates all traditions that makes the world an interesting place. He has attended prayers at the local mosque and embraces these opportunities to incorporate and integrate. We need more elected leaders like Rishi Amir Abbas
I agree with rishi Kumar Patrick Donovan
Wow, maybe I’ll vote for you after all. Elziabeth Stabenow-Roberts
You have my vote! Jan Leaser
yes...our best choice for an honest voice for the community Cath Trindle
everything that I can see from Rishi is that he’s somebody we can believe in. Jan Hagge
Rishi's heart is in the right place and he executes on his promises. Cindy Blanco
Rishi is always there for us, like the recent gas leak, water rate increase, etc. He informs us and fight for our community. Xiaojun MA
He takes on tough issues that matters to public Karkhanechi, Haideh
Rishi cares and does what he cares, most important is he puts efforts to achieve goals to benefit neighbors. Jane Nae
Rishi has been very helpful in holding San Jose Water accountable for its numerous rate hike requests. He is a doer and is very persuasive, getting my wife and I to change our party affiliation so we could vote for him in recent Democratic Party elections. I feel he is authentic and sincere and would do a great job in Congress representing our district. Dave Scott
I appreciate a politician who speaks honestly about his or her positions without regard for the audience. Although I disagree with many of your stances, the fact that you took the time to honestly answer my questions, even being forewarned that I wasn't pre-disposed to vote Democrat, distinguishes you from many politicians.

You've earned my vote for this election, and subsequent ones until someone who comes along with views closer to mine.
Thomas Brinly
Yes. He's a progressive and he's running to replace the corrupt Anna Eshoo. Jim Somers
Only guy to reach out to me Sridhar Sikka
Need someone like you in there to shake this stuff up Rishi!
Your tireless effort to fight these increases won't be appreciated by many who aren't paying attention to the issues but are appreciated. This is a real politician, someone who fights for their constituents, not someone holed up in Washington who hides behind moderators on her town hall calls who decides what topics get discussed. Nice work sir.
Glad you are bringing this to people's attention - people need to pull back the curtain on the deals that are done in the shadows. Need a guy like you who is willing to call out the status quo.
Greg Holsen
I’m a Veteran and voting for Mr. Kumar. Why? I believe in his ideas and common sense attitude. Kumar 2020 Eagle Feather Fuentez
I am excited about Rishi Kumar’s run for U.S. Congress. His passion for his community and his fearless activism, as evidenced by his fight against water rate increases and crime, make him an excellent candidate. Rishi is not beholden to special interests; he is a results driven, hardworking advocate for his constituents. You can be assured that he will fight for us, and when there are tough challenges, Rishi will tackle them with the tenacity and integrity to succeed in Washington. Mayor Liz Lawler, Monte Sereno
Mr. Rishi Kumar, would love to see you take her seat...I will vote for you, as well as my Wife and Son... We need progressive Representation from our leaders...best wishes and God Bless... We attend many Social Events...I will make it a point to stop and say hello to you. You're the kind of leader that we need... Congratulations on your Campaign... Looking forward to shaking your hand. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸...Americans for a better tomorrow, and Veterans too!..US ARMY, Infantry Sgt. Dmz scouts Korea. 82 - 83. Alex M Sanchez

Video Endorsements of Our Residents

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Tech leaders & Innovators
of Silicon Valley

Ajeet Singh CEO Thoughtspot, Founder Nutanix

Ana Pinczuk CTO, Anaplan Former President & GM, HPE Pointnext

Arjun Malhotra Founder HCL Technologies

Atik Reza Former President and COO AMD

B V Jagadeesh KAAJ Ventures, CTO Exodus Comm.CEO NetScaler

Devinder Shukla CFO AMD

Mohit Aron Founder and CEO Cohesity

Jay Sethuram Partner at Crestlight VentureFounder Cerent Corporation

John Thomas CEO Priv8PayFormer VP of Wireless at Rambus

Kailash Joshi TiE Co-Founder and past President

Keerti Melkote Aruba Networks (Founder)

Kittu Kolluri Founder & MD at Neotribe Ventures

Pankaj Manglik Founder Aruba Networks

Paul Singh Founder Veraz, Espresso Logic,CyLAN, Hifn, Internetware

Pravin Madhani CEO K2 Cyber Security

Raj Jaswa CEO Dyyno, Chairman/CEO Selectica

Raj Singh Founder Cerrant

Rakesh Mathur Founder Junglee

Satish Bagalkotkar CEO Synapse Design

Shamik Mehta Former President APJ, Tibco Software

Sudhakar Ramakrishnan CEO Pulse Secure

Suhas Patil Founder Cirrus Logic

Syed Ali CEO Founder of Cavium Network

Tsuyoshi Taira Nexxus Ventures

Venk Shukla General Partner Monta Vista Capital

Dr Xi Zhao-Wilson CEO BioMarker