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I’m the only candidate in this race who rejects dark tainted money

As a hi-tech executive, I was transferred by IBM to Silicon Valley from Michigan. I fell in love with the Bay Area. My wife, a networking industry professional, and I are raising our two sons. We 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. In my time as a council member for Saratoga, I successfully 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 detrimental overdevelopment in an environmentally sensitive zone, and stopped a road repair tax while 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, curbing inflation and 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 general election on November 8, 2022.

Rishi Kumar