Responds to residents' requests - oversaw trimming of bushes at intersections, making road views safe; he is aware of water issues.
He is been tireless in his efforts as councilman in Saratoga. He is a relentless pursuer of various efforts especially neighborhood watch and protecting consumer interests like the water department.
Rishi gets things done! He is very productive, hard working and has spectacular vision.
Rishi has been instrumental to our success with regards to our Neighborhood Safety Watch program as well as working tirelessly to keep our water rates low and keep our community safe.
Daniel Onn, Neighborhood Safety Watch Captain
We would not be able to do it without Rishi's hard work and dedication to our community. I stand by Rishi and am honored to endorse Rishi for running for Congress for District 18 while continuing to put Saratoga and surrounding communities at the forefront.
Daniel Onn, Neighborhood Safety Watch Captain
Rishi has been an effective and involved council member who has worked tirelessly for this community. He is personally involved in our issues and the only council member who goes out of his way to reach out to us. I know without doubt that he will do the same for our Congressional District.
Takes initiative. Gets things done. Phenomenal communication.
Have seen his amazing work in getting our voices heard in all water issues. Have also appreciated his neighborhood watch program.
I support Rishi because he actually cares about the people who are getting gouged by the water company, among other things.
Rishi--will get things done...and not kick the cans--down the road. Many in politics talk...but, seldom WALK...
Rishi's heart is in the right place and he executes on his promises
Rishi is always there for us, like the recent gas leak, water rate increase, etc. He informs us and fight for our community.
He takes on tough issues that matter to the public
Rishi has a proven track record of a great community leader and I know him as a focused, smart and friendly person!
Rishi cares and does what he cares, most important is he puts efforts to achieve goals to benefit neighbors.
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.
As a former mayor of Saratoga, I can’t think of anyone more qualified to represent us in Congress than Rishi Kumar. Rishi is not afraid to tackle the critical issues that affect our quality of life. Rishi achieves results without wasting our hard-earned tax dollars in the process. Rishi has demonstrated the fiscal discipline so desperately needed at the national level. His extensive experience in the private sector is necessary to successfully meet the challenges our country faces in the 21st century.
Stan Bogosian, Former Mayor and Councilmember, City of Saratoga
All the best to you on your run for higher office against Anna Eschoo, #18. You have my support.
Former Councilmember Jack Mallory, Saratoga
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 and 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, Stanford '14 Physics
Love to see you going after Eshoo on the mountains of money she's taken from Big Pharma and the healthcare industry. I think you should hit her hard on the fact that she's the chair of the health committee and takes lots of money from the industries affected by the actions of her committee. She participates in writing legislation affecting them, and she votes on that legislation. This is a BLATANT conflict of interest that should be publicized broadly.
Jim Somers, Redwood City
For 50 years I have listened to my older brothers lectures about the sky is falling, repeating Al Gores faulty predictions, ad nauseam. None have come true. Work on satellites designed to measure our planet, proves IPCC model ignores newer variables now measured, falsely attributing them to human influence. Science has not proven climate doomsday correct. #Scarethechildren tactic is child abuse, stressing children, and non informed. SuspiciousObservers.org will educate with clear tutorials for those inclined to follow science, not superstitions. Please go to the site, learn, be the shining light dispelling the darkness. Met this guy at Brookdale lodge, seems approachable, did not repeat collusion, russia, or impeach 10,000 times an hour.
Rishi Kumar If your platform remains true to its word, you could not come at a better time. Pharma has infiltrated every corner of California politics. As such, we need to work to remove pharma puppets like Sen Richard Pan, and we need to do this now! I am happy to finally see a Democrat willing to take on Big PHARMA.
I remember you from your days at Michigan and am delighted that you have remained in public service. Best of luck in your campaign!
I’m very glad to support a candidate who can see this! (Public transportation)
Rishi has done soo much already for his community. :Be it Rishi or anyone else who is standing for such a post, one should look @ the work done by the candidate and the vision and strategy that the individual brings to the table. Just coz someone has not been challenged in the past, doesn't mean they wont be challenged and cannot be replaced. Also, data about the work done by any candidate should be the deciding factor, and 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?
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!
Rishi Kumar is standing up against Big Pharma. This is one of the most important issues of our time.
Julie Chayt Scott
So glad that there is finally a progressive challenger going up against Eshoo. Best of luck. I'll spread the word to all the progressive social media accounts I follow
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 the BS from Democrat candidates saying they are going to do something radical (Newsom for example) and once they are office it's just a pattern of holding onto the status quo.
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!
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!!!
I’ll take door to door conversations spreading a message over corporate donors buying time on the networks. Any day. Thanks Rishi!
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.