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Rishi Kumar for U.S. CongressYour Interests Not Special Interests

  • Rishi is the only champion of Medicare for All  in this race
  • Rishi is Pro-Choice!
  • Rishi won more votes  in the 2020 general election than any prior Eshoo challenger in 30 years
  • Rishi advocates Term Limits  in Congress
  • Rishi wont sell out!

I love a good principled fight for the people

I’m the only candidate in this race who champions Medicare for All

As a hi-tech executive, I was transferred by IBM to Silicon Valley from Michigan and I absolutely loved it here. My wife, a networking industry professional, and I are raising our two boys and found our American dream in Saratoga. We also discovered deep joy in giving back, solving the problems of our community and helping to better people's lives. That is why I am running for Congress.

As a Mechanical Engineer, elected leader and community activist I was keenly interested in tackling tough challenges and delivering results. I reduced burglaries, defeated many San Jose Water Company rate hikes, challenged PG&E’s gutting of California’s solar program, pushed for the audit of HCD’s RHNA numbers, stopped a massive hotel in an environmentally sensitive zone, and stopped a road repair tax, favoring fiscal optimization measures.

My run for Congress is about bringing back integrity and a getting-things-done approach to political office. It is about reducing crime, inflation/gas prices, championing Medicare for All, legislating Pro-Choice, and cleaning up Washington by rejecting Special Interest money and influence. I would be honored to have your vote in the primary election of June 7, 2022.

Rishi Kumar

The establishment has made their choice but the pandemic has spotlit inequities in healthcare and decades of climate action failure. There’s a better choice.....

Rishi Kumar is the only candidate who supports Medicare for All, period. He is Pro-Choice and has a real plan for Climate.

He’s the best choice and our endorsement for Congress in the new District 16.

Dan Stegink, Chair, North Peninsula Democratic Club

New Energy, New Leadership

  • America’s future is in jeopardy! Lifer, sold-out politicians stay too long, are blissfully out of touch, while we suffer record crime, exorbitant gas prices and inflation, a declining education system and a historical California land grab. America wants new blood and Rishi is ready to serve.
  • Rishi's campaign is People-Powered; Rishi has pledged to not accept PAC or Special Interest Group campaign contributions.
  • Elected to city council in 2014, Rishi led charge on the tough challenges; he reduced burglaries in Saratoga by 47%, the greatest Y2Y drop in city history and rejected many of San Jose Water Company’s rate increase proposals, which had never been attempted before.
  • As a result, Rishi was reelected (2018) with the most votes in 64 years of Saratoga’s election history.
  • Rishi is NOT a Washingon insider career politician entrenched with lobbyists. He understands Silicon Valley's innovation economy as a hi-tech executive and will ensure our standing as the innovation capital of the world.
  • During a pandemic, Rishi Kumar stopped the campaign and launched the Neighborhood Pandemic Preparedness Team. Hundreds of volunteers helped thousands of our neighbors. During the California fires, Rishi proactively provided urgent fire updates, and helped evacuated people with hotel accomodations.
  • During the November 2020 election, Rishi received more votes (37%) than any other challenger from this district in the last 30 years thanks to an unprecedented district engagement with volunteers from 29 states - 100,000 doors and a million phone calls.
  • Rishi’s run is for Ethics in Politics. He will always fight for the people and will never sell out. Vote for Rishi, Vote for Change  on June 7, 2022.

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Anna Eshoo

  • “At age 78, with 28 years in Congress, there’s been whispers that it’s time for Eshoo to retire. This unforced error is going to escalate that discussion.”
    - Palo Alto Daily Post’s Dave Price (April 2021)
  • Holding Us Back Democrat Has spent 44 years in political office
  • A Lobbyist-Controlled, Failed Seniority In Washington #1 recipient of Pharma money in the U.S. House, opposes Medicare for All and legislated to increase drug prices, while chairing the House Health Subcommittee
  • Failed To Lead And Legislate Sponsored only 4 trivial bills, but claimed 45

Rishi Kumar

  • “If I am a Democrat, he (Rishi) gets my vote.”
    - San Mateo Daily Journal’s Matt Grocott (February 2022)
  • Fighting for Our Future A tech executive, in the AI/ML, Big Data Software industry, reelected with the most votes in 64 years of Saratoga's election history
  • Unbought and Uncorrupted Will always reject campaign contributions from PACs and Special Interest Groups and work to repeal Citizens United. Will champion Medicare for All.
    As a councilmember, Rishi continues to reject real-estate and land developer campaign contributions
  • Innovating & Delivering Results Such As Successfully applying the hi-tech framework to finding real solutions and getting-things-done
    Reducing burglaries by 47% and defeating 9 of San Jose Water Company's rate increases

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