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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election
Estados Unidos

Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 17

Photo de Ritesh Tandon

Ritesh Tandon

Pequeño empresario independiente
33,527 votos (21.4%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Economía: proteger las empresas de Silicon Valley, disminuir impuestos, menos gobierno. Regulación, proteger la Ley de Recorte de Impuestos y Empleos de 2017. En la actualidad hay un número históricamente bajo de desempleo de 3.4 % y un promedio históricamente alto de Dow Jones Industrial de 2800+, en el que las empresas de Silicon Valley están innovando.
  • Desarrollo: crear mejores oportunidades educativas para nuestros niños. Ninguna acción afirmativa durante las inscripciones del colegio, aumentar el pago de los maestros en las escuelas y colegios para atraer al mejor talento
  • Problema de California: ayudar a las personas sin hogar, apoyar la propuesta 13, aliviar la congestión de tráfico en el Área de la Bahía

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Propietario de pequeña empresa
Ingeniería, mercadotecnia técnica, Cisco
Director ejecutivo, GN
Ejecutivo en jefe/presidente, Stealth Mode (actual)

Educación

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, EE. UU. Maestría en Administración de Empresas (Master of Business Administration, MBA), Administración ()
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, EE. UU. Maestría en Ciencias (Master of Science, M.Sc.), Ingeniería en Computación ()
LD College of Engineering Licenciatura en Ingeniería, Ingeniería Mecánica ()

Actividades comunitarias

Executive Committe, Sankara Eye Foundation (2000–2019)
President, UPMA (Non Profit Organization) (2015–2019)

Biografía

After two decades in Silicon Valley, Indian American engineer and businessman Ritesh Tandon is running for Congress in the South Bay.  He has built a successful career in technology at the same time that he has been a leader in helping others through his work with nonprofits.

 

Tandon says, "Over two decades ago, I immigrated to this country as a student searching for the American Dream. I found it here in the heart of our Bay Area, while studying for my MS and MBA at Santa Clara University. I believe this community is the greatest in our nation and it angers me to see the Washington D.C. elite ignore our values of strong family devotion and hard work. It will be my top priority to represent you, not entrenched party bosses."

 

“As a former President of a non-profit, I see how many Bay Area families are struggling to make ends meet. As a father, I know the $23-trillion national debt is stealing our children’s future. As an independent small businessman, I understand the crushing burden of job-killing regulations.”

 

Professionally, Ritesh Tandon worked on unified communications products for Cisco, first in engineering, then technical marketing.  Then he managed strategic alliances for Jabra, which makes wireless headphones.  He and his wife founded their own startup, which will develop and market hardware devices.

 

At the same time Ritesh served as an executive committee member of the Sankara Eye Foundation, which has established nine hospitals in India to eradicate curable blindness.  He raised millions of dollars for the hospitals and helped select the site for one of them.  He also served as a volunteer and then president for five years of UPMA, an organization which supports education and childcare of poor kids in India.

 

Ritesh Tandon is running in District 17, which includes Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, North San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino (see the map).  He is challenging incumbent Ro Khanna, who is serving as a national co-chair of Bernie Sanders' campaign.

 

The grandson of a freedom fighter for Indian independence, Ritesh Tandon grew up in northern India and earned a B.S. degree in engineering at L. D. College of Engineering, where he also captained the cricket team.  After coming to the United States, he earned an M.S. in computer engineering and an MBA at Santa Clara University, where he also met and married Zurica Dhar, a fellow computer engineer.  They have two children and live in San Jose.

 

You can find out more about Ritesh on his campaign website, tandonforcongress.com.

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Respuesta de Ritesh Tandon:

Will try new creative ideas to generate revenue. Will avoid increasing tax on people

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Respuesta de Ritesh Tandon:

Reduce Drug Cost

Reduce Regulation and cut down unnecessary cost

Include pre-existing condition

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Respuesta de Ritesh Tandon:

Support Legal Immigration

Support Green Cards on Merit basis and clear all backlogs

 

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?

Contribuciones

Dinero total recaudado: $49,310

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

1
Ritesh Tandon
$3,001
2
AMERICANS4HINDUS
$2,800
2
Employees of Kaiser Permanente
$2,800
3
Employees of Ram Tulsi Llc
$2,500
4
Employees of Cervin Ventures
$2,000

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 97.59%
Tennessee 1.34%
New Jersey 0.67%
Arizona 0.40%
97.59%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (75.91%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (24.09%)
75.91%24.09%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (8.71%)
De individuos (91.29%)
8.71%91.29%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Over two decades ago, I immigrated to this country as a student searching for the American Dream. I found it here in the heart of our Bay Area. I believe this community is the greatest in our nation and it angers me to see the Washington D.C. elite ignore our values of strong family devotion and hard work. It will be my top priority to represent you, not entrenched party bosses.

As a former President of a non-profit, I see how many Bay Area families are struggling to make ends meet. As a father, I know the $23-trillion national debt is stealing our children’s future. As an independent small businessman, I understand the crushing burden of job-killing regulations.

You can count on me to champion smart and efficient health care that will alleviate the financial strain on working class families. I also support immigration policies that protect us, while expediting the process for law-abiding residents that contribute to our economy. We must also have real education reform that gives our students more choices in school and in the workforce.

I am running for Congress because I am grateful for all this community has given me and I want to serve you. Let’s work together, reject partisan politics and find common sense solutions to ease the burden on all Bay Area families.

I’m thankful for the love and support of my wife of 19 years, Zurica.  I would appreciate your vote.

Videos (1)

— January 15, 2020 Dr. Marion Sanchez

Ritesh Vision and Plan

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