For the first time, an Asian American is running for citywide office in Washington, DC, reports Asian Fortune.
Kishan Putta is running for an at-large seat on the D.C. city council. He has work with the DC government in helping to enroll people for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. He has served as a neighborhood commissioner for Dupont Circle since his election in 2012.
He is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times where he covered the health beat.
“The APA community is disproportionately susceptible to chronic disease, like diabetes and other disorders. I care a lot about addressing these issues and I have a strong background to help support that work,”
In 2008, Putta help mobilize Asian American and Pacific Islander voters with his work with the group APIA Vote.
You can learn more about Putta’s background and campaign in Asian Fortune.