Five Reasons Why Rishi is Getting Support
#1 Rishi is a proven fighter
Rishi Kumar, a Democrat, is the only trusted alternative to Rep. Eshoo. Rishi has been running a grassroots campaign since March 2019, and has met with thousands of residents in the 31 cities of our congressional district.
Rishi is respected by Saratogans for his fierce advocacy on their behalf, and was re-elected with the most votes in Saratoga's election history. (see video.)
#2 Rishi believes in being accessible
Rishi conducts 3 face to face town hall meetings per month, and a weekly "Rush Hour with Rishi" video call with district residents. He considers it vital to stay in touch with the community he serves, and to give every voter a chance to be heard. In addition, amidst the chaos of the pandemic, Rishi has been running his Reality Check podcast, where he meets with healthcare professionals, policy experts, small business advisors, and more to provide guidance during these uncertain times.
#3 Rishi gets things done and has a plan
Rishi is not a career politician, but a high tech executive, a citizen-centric Democrat and a councilmember of Saratoga serving in his 2nd term. Rishi believes in applying a high tech innovation framework to offer services “cheaper, faster, better.”
Rishi is a solid activist public servant. He lowered burglaries in Saratoga by 41% and successfully led the charge against the San Jose Water Company to reject, reduce or suspend 7 water rate increases for a million people here in Silicon Valley.
Rishi is ready to take on tough challenges with clear pragmatic solutions and outcomes. Check out his position papers on this website: Click on Articles in the menu bar. Have you seen Rishi’s vision plan to address our housing, transportation and homelessness challenge?
Rishi has a plan to grow our economy, to reduce the cost of healthcare, to address air traffic noise, and to fix our problems with PG&E and their Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) that have given California “3rd world status.”
#4 Rishi knows Tech and Silicon Valley's innovation economy
Rishi is committed to growing our innovation economy and to positioning Silicon Valley for economic success. As we see how AI, automation, and globalization will impact jobs and lives in the 21st-century, we must choose leaders who understand technology and its implications in our lives and our economy. The U.S Congress is full of representatives that are technology illiterate. Rishi Kumar gets tech, and can lead us into the future.
#5 Rishi will NOT be bought
The shadow of big money on everyday Americans is hindering our well being, our health and our economy. The leadership of the United States has reached a shocking level of corruption. We need new leaders who will not kowtow to the establishment, but stand up for what is right.
Rishi’s leadership is the cultural and directional shift Washington needs. Rishi has pledged to refuse PAC money and SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP money. He is the only Democrat in this race who has done so. Rishi will be #UnBought and #UnBossed, serving the people of California, not Washington Lobbyists. This stance will never be compromised.