Three Indian-Americans elected to state legislature in US

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Washington, Nov 8 (UNI) Three Indian-Americans were re-elected to different US state legislature on Democratic Party's tickets, each of them securing more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Their constituencies went to the poll on last Tuesday along with the presidential election in which Barack Obama was elected defeating his Republican rival John McCain.

The successful candidates are Swati Dandekar (Iowa), Raj Goyle (Kansas State) and Jay Goyle (Ohio).

Ms Dandkar, who was a member of the Iowa State Assembly, successfully ran for the state Senate this time, polling 54 per cent of the votes.

Raj Goyle and Jay Goyle retained their respective assembly seats in Kansas and Ohio, securing 67 per cent and 64 per cent of the votes.

Paul R Singh and Tony Patel unsuccessfully ran for the state assembly in California and Georgia. Singh got 35 per cent of the votes while Patel secured 32 per cent.

The Indian-Americans elected to the City Council Membership in California are: Amarpreet Dhaliwal (City of San Joaquin in Fresno County), Ash Kalra (City of San Jose in Santa Clara County), Susie V. Nagpal (City of Saratoga in Santa Clara County), Kish Rajan (City of Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County) and Jack Sidhu (City of Kerman in Fresno County).

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