About
Ritesh Tandon

Ritesh Tandon Speech

My family instilled in me the value of hard work, service and above all responsibility for our ourselves, our community and our future.

Ritesh Tandon

Ritesh Tandon

The grandson of a freedom fighter, Ritesh Tandon was instilled with an appreciation for freedom and independence. This would lead him to The United States of America at age 28, where he attended Santa Clara University in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. Later Ritesh Tandon completed his second Master’s in Business Administration from same University. While attending Santa Clara University, Ritesh met fellow Computer Engineer Zurica Dhar. They were married in 2001 and would make the Bay Area home.

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. 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 audio devices.

At the same time Ritesh served as an executive committee member of the Sankara Eye Foundation, which has established nine hospitals 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.

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

As a father of two wonderful children, Ritesh is always seeking to make his community better for his family and others. Seeing a lack of representation of our values in Washington, DC, Ritesh is seeking to serve the Bay Area in Congress. Ritesh will fight for all our communities and ensure the residents of the 17th Congressional District have a voice in Washington, DC.

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Welcome dear friend!

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.

Masters in Computer Engineering

Masters in Business Administration

President / Volunteer Non Profit Organizations

Director Strategy / Engineering / Negotiation

PoliciesHow we can build a better country together!

Case StudyOpposing Dirty Energy Infrastructure Development

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Issues

Whether it’s getting petition signatures, creating thousands of citizen video appeals to send to Congress, or mobilizing supporters to hit the streets, we specialize in innovative advocacy campaigns that make waves:
  • Legislation
  • Environment
  • Political
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Legislative Efforts

We’ve helped build the small-donor membership base of some of the best and biggest progressive groups through millions of one-on-one conversations with supporters across the country. We’ve been running data-driven voter outreach campaigns since 2004, including knocking on millions of doors to help elect President Obama. For every voter contact campaign, quality interactions are our top priority.
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Activism

Since 2004 we’ve helped register over 2 million voters, including running targeted African-American community drives and bilingual registration campaigns on both coasts.
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Success

We place the highest priority on training our staff to be excellent organizers. We can also help train your staff or volunteers in order to make your internal outreach efforts as successful as possible.

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Ritesh Tandon for California Issues
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Contact
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PO Box 730143, San Jose, CA 95173