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Ritesh Tandon

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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 the 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 the 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.

Ritesh Tandon (里特.丹頓)在28歲的時候,懷抱著自由和獨立的美國夢,進入矽谷的聖塔克拉拉大學攻讀電腦工程碩士學位。在那裡他認識了他未來的妻子,同樣是電腦工程師的Zurica Dhar,他們在2001年結婚,在灣區定居。
丹頓早年在Cisco 從事通訊產品的研發工作,後來轉任技術行銷,負責帶領Jabra 音頻產品策略團隊。同時,丹頓開始接觸社區服務,擔任非營利組織 Sankara Eye Foundation 的執行委員會委員, 這個基金會在印度建立了9家醫院,幫助數十萬人重建光明,他也為這個基金會籌集了數百萬美元。他還曾擔任UPMA 的志願者,擔任了五年的總裁,這個組織支持貧困兒童的教育。

丹頓說:「二十多年前,我作為一個移民學生來到這個國家,在這裡實現了我的美國夢。矽谷是我心裡的夢田,我相信社區的力量。看到華盛頓精英們忽略了我們對家庭的奉獻和辛勞工作的價值關,我感到相當憤怒。我會誠摯的為選民工作,而不是像傳統政客一樣,跟隨黨的旨意。」
「作為非營利組織的前總裁,我看到很多灣區家庭正在辛苦的維持生計。作為一個父親,我知道23 萬億美元的國債正在竊取我們孩子的未來。作為一個獨立的小商人,我知道不合理的法規會扼殺生計,對經商者帶來沈重的負擔。」

丹頓的選區是加州的17 選區,包括紐瓦克 Newark,弗利蒙 Fremont,苗必達 Milpitas,北聖荷西 (North San Jose),桑尼維爾 (Sunnyvale),庫布提諾 (Cupertino)。他的爭對手是現任的羅康納 (Ro Khanna),羅康納也是桑德斯Bernie Sanders 的全國競選活動聯席主席。

作為兩個孩子的父親,丹頓一直在努力的為他自己的家人和他人改善社區。鑑於我們的價值觀在華盛頓沒有代表性,丹頓尋求在國會為灣區民眾服務的機會。丹頓將為我們所有的社區而戰,並且確保17 國會議員選區的居民在華盛頓的發言權。

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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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