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Ricky Gandhi Candidate for IL General Assembly 32nd District Has Been Endorsed by Rep. Danny k. Davis’ Organization
Ricky Gandhi is an economist and a progressive Democrat.
CHICAGO,IL- A press conference was held on January 21 at Mysore Woodlands on Devon Avenue in Chicago, introducing Gandhi to members of the press. Event was well attended and started with an invocation by Arch Bishop Dr. Jacob Agepog from Agape International. Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, President American Multi Ethnic Coalition and Gandhi spoke at the event. Other speakers included MEATF Director Sohan Joshi, Englewood Resident Quentin Jones, MEATF Women’s Coordinator Neelam Dwivedi, AMEC Chair Dr. Zenobia Sowell. Ms. Anica Dubey ,Event Chair served as Emcee and introduced the speakers, media, and the candidate.Social Entrepreneur Pradeep Kandimalla provided a vote of thanks
Following Gandhi’s remarks where he spelled out his agenda and background, he answered questions from members of the press on his background / experience, housing, education, and business development.
The 32nd District includes Englewood – parts of 16th Ward of Chicago, Hickory Hills, half of Burbank, a portion of Bridgeview, small corner of Oaklawn & Justice, a large portion of 18th Ward – Scottsdale / Ashburn Area, and Marquette Park Area – 71st Street to Western & Kedzie.
Pritesh Gandhi, CEO of Waterford, is hosting a fundraiser for Ricky Gandhi on February 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Waterford Banquets, 933 S. Riverside, Elmhurst, IL
Gandhi has made the following statement regarding the endorsements by MEATF and AMEC:
“I am honored to be endorsed by the Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force and American Multi Ethnic Coalition to represent the 32nd House District in Illinois. I appreciate their commitment to candidates who will fight for honesty and accountability in elected officials.
I want to bring stronger schools, safer streets, and smart economic development to the 32nd District. I served as an economist with the Joint Economic Committee in the US Congress and was able to work on a number of issues, including protecting Social Security and Medicare from Republican-advocated cuts, promoting gun violence prevention research, and seeking to reduce the taxes on homeowners by increasing the SALT (State and Local Tax) deduction.
I am committed to the residents of the 32nd District. I want to go to Springfield to fight to repair the unfair tax system, to decrease gun violence, and to provide better access to quality schools to prepare our students for a changing economy.”
Ricky Gandhi is an economist and a progressive Democrat. While working for the Joint Economic Committee in Washington D.C., he helped U.S. Senate democrats analyzed and advocated for public policy around around: an equitable, fair tax system: combating gun violence; and responsible economic development. As a researcher, he worked to help prevent cuts to Medicare and Social Security, and he will continue to advocate for these vital programs.
Gandhi was born and raised in the 32nd District. He is the son of Indian immigrants, and watched his father open and operate his own convenience store and watched his mother care for others as a nursing assistant. He graduated from Reavis High School as class Salutatorian and went on to get two bachelor’s degrees in political science and biology, and a master’s degree in economics, all from DePaul University.
He has worked as a mentor to low income and first-generation students and for a local political campaign that sought to fight corruption and improve our broken political system.
Gandhi’s top priorities are stronger schools, safer streets, access to quality health care, and smart economic development for all.