Like a growing number of Collin County residents, my perspective on the American dream has been shaped by my experience as a child of immigrants. My parents moved to this great country from India with only dollars to their name. They strived to build for me the life I enjoyed and to instill in me values which I consider to be deeply American: earning rewards through hard work, treating people with dignity, and standing up for the rights of others.
I worked in IT before moving to the DFW area and joining the hospitality industry, where I opened my own business focused on managing a successful hotel and helping to revive struggling businesses. My wife, Jagreet, and I moved to McKinney in 2016 to give our children access to the wonderful schools and opportunities.
I began volunteering with the Collin County Democratic Party and fighting for the principle that hard, honest work should lead to security and safety for all. My work with the Outreach Team connected me to community members so that I could learn more about their challenges. As an active Precinct Chair, I block-walked and volunteered for several candidates who were community advocates like me.
Now I am standing up to take on a new role in 2020. I’m running to be your Collin County Democratic Party Chair. I want to make electing community advocates a priority. I want to ensure Collin County remains abundant with opportunity for my children and yours. I want to fight for the promise of the American Dream, the same dream my parents came to realize when they moved to America so many years ago.
So What Does the County Chair Do?
Lead: As Chair, I will lead the County Executive Committee - body of volunteer precinct chairs - toward our shared goal of electing democrats. Precinct Chairs are the community leaders that help govern our party, build our base and expand our reach. With strong leadership and clear guidance we can ensure that when people in Collin County see a Democrat, they see someone who represents their values.
Organize: Leadership sets the tone, but I’m not afraid to get into the thick of things. Organizing our coalition of clubs, organizations, and individuals will be essential in flipping this county. We want to create a big tent to welcome all Democrats. And then we want to activate them to find more Democrats.
Fundraise: To achieve our goals in 2020 and beyond, this county needs money. As one of the wealthiest counties in the state, I will work hard to bring that money into our county party and fund our goals to their fullest potential. Are you a monthly donor to the party?