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Rishi Kumar is a Champion of all District Residents

U.S. Representative


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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

Four years ago, I stood with Stanford professor Michele Dauber, community leaders and activists to spotlight Judge Aaron Persky’s miscarriage of justice in the Brock Turner case. Judge Persky’s decision to issue a mere six month sentence for a violent sexual assault brought into clear focus a disturbing pattern across our country.

While our current Congresswoman, Anna Eshoo came out against the recall and supported Judge Aaron Persky, I chose to stand with the residents of our district for our values and for the culture we seek to promote in our neighborhoods.

We consider rape a serious crime. We believe in justice irrespective of privilege and power. We wish to send a clear message to all men and women that victims of sexual assault will not be forgotten, and that justice will be served on those who have done wrong.

Anna Eshoo’s decision to side with power is yet another example of her values. Time and time again, Anna has been unable to stand up on critical issues such as increasing crime, healthcare, the rising cost of living, traffic congestion, and homelessness. Where is the vision?

Anna has proven that her loyalties lie with the special interests and not with ordinary citizens. "Rep. Anna Eshoo, House Health Subcommittee Chair, has taken more pharmaceutical money than any other representative. She has sponsored legislation backed by the pharmaceutical interests funding her campaigns.”-- Donald Shaw, Money-in-politics reporter, co-founder of Sludge Magazine.

"A scathing report by the Federal Trade Commission warned that the Eshoo legislation would ensure sky-high drug prices and stifle innovation on the most promising frontier of medical research."-- The San Francisco Chronicle

As your next congressman, I will work for you, not for special interests. I have pledged to reject PAC money and Special Interest Group campaign money. And when it comes to crime, I will continue to work tirelessly for safe communities, victim’s rights, and equal justice for all.

Help me take this fight to Washington. I respectfully request your vote.