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My name is...Rishi Kumar
An independent thinker, in touch, always fighting for the people

Thank you for your support

Thank you! I want to express my immense gratitude to you for trusting this run. I couldn’t have done this without you 🙏 🇺🇸🙏. I have offered my hearty congratulations to Rep. Eshoo on her 15th term and offered my help to address our district's challenges.

How did we do?

We have already far exceeded the vote count of any prior challenger in the last 28 years of this district; 37% vote share. I feel humbled at the strong support. Thank you! If you put up a lawn sign, please pull it from the spot and place it in your garage to be reused later.

Announcing the 2022 Run

We hold our head high about what we have accomplished together. We are hearing it loud and clear to not stop. These sentiments mean a lot to me personally. This is the reason why we are announcing our next run for our congressional district 18. We have filed our candidacy for the 2022 election; we intend to bridge the shortfall of 50,000 votes over the next 2 years. The learning over the last 20 months has been incredible and we are excited about the possibilities. Our district needs dedicated, intelligent leadership and we are ready to take charge.

Let us continue the fight

We set out to build a new future in the last 20 months.. We conducted an unprecedented engagement with our neighbors, wrote many unique and bold policies to address the tough challenges of Silicon Valley and America. We brought forward bold and innovative ideas with a getting-things-done attitude. It is clear that our district residents want it better based on the support our movement has generated.

I am ready and will always keep fighting the good fight. Together, we can.

I hope I can count on your continued support. It would mean a lot to me.
In gratitude
Rishi Kumar

Rishi Kumar Will Address the Air Traffic Noise Affecting our District

Many district neighborhoods are adversely affected by the continual flights landing and departing San Francisco Airport, descending at low altitudes over many neighborhoods causing noise and chemical pollution. Studies have found that people living near an airport can experience a higher rate of respiratory problems due to elevated airplane emissions that contain hazardous contaminants. The frustration is felt in many cities of our district.

The issue has remained unresolved for over 5 years. Rep. Jackie Speier has been very active and even hired a pilot on her staff to address this issue.

As your Representative, I will ensure we are working to address the challenges for all our residents. Just because an issue does not impact a majority does not mean we will not focus upon it to seek resolution.

Here are a few options to consider:

  • GBAS (Ground-Based Augmentation System) implementation at Bay Area airports will augment GPS data for incoming aircraft and allow them to make more precise approaches and landings, reducing noise.
  • Air traffic has increased 300% in recent years. It is time we spread the air traffic out by creating alternate airports in different parts of the Bay Area, connected by high speed cutting-edge transportation systems like this. Watch this video
  • High speed transportation systems like the hyperloop, that travel much faster than commercial aircrafts, will create an alternative transportation mode, and reduce air traffic.
  • I will team up with Rep. Jackie Speier to apply pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration and support initiatives such as Restore Everyone's Sleep Tonight Act and the Fairness in Airspace.

Watch this video to hear my position on this Air Traffic noise issue impacting our families.

Every family, every neighborhood deserves equal importance and attention, and I intend to do my best standing steadfast by our families in resolving such challenges as speedily as possible.

UPDATE: May 2020

Here are details of a new proposed flight path from a notice from the FAA to Santa Cruz County (and Santa Clara County) requesting information about historic resources that may be impacted by the planned new flight path. Affected Communities are opposed - or will be - to the flight path shift. This issue has not been raised at a Rep. Eshoo tele-conference meeting and Rep. Eshoo has been silent about it. Most residents in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties are unaware of this impending new NextGen flight path.