Indian-American Vandana Slatter running for US city council

Indian-American up for US city council
New York, May 7: A moment of pride. An Indian-American woman is running for a city council in the US state of Washington, according to a media report.

Clinical pharmacist Vandana Slatter is running for the Bellevue City Council and challenging the incumbent, Don Davidson, the Northwest Asian Weekly reported Monday.

Vandana works as a senior regional medical sciences liaison official at American bio-pharmaceutical company Amgen, and is also a public leader, her campaign website said.

She graduated from the University of Washington with a doctorate in pharmacy and earned a masters in public administration from Evans School of Public Affairs in the University of British Columbia.

Slatter served as an executive intern to US Senator Maria Cantwell, and was appointed to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy by then governor Christine Gregoire in 2007.

According to the report, she is currently first in fund-raising, having raised around $55,000.


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