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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Really? An elected leader that gets Silicon Valley innovation?

Hi Friend,

Living in Silicon Valley, we absolutely value the power of innovation and great ideas. Our district has thrived on our culture of innovation to impact the challenges of our time. I live and breathe these values as a valley software executive working for a big-data, analytics company.

As an elected leader, I have taken on the tough challenges of my community. My drive to deliver results to my community led to a dramatic re-election win last year. I was humbled to get the most votes in the past 60 years of Saratoga's election history, based on results we delivered.

With Silicon Valley's work ethics, I have been wired for innovation and problem solving, to get things done in a "cheaper, faster and better" manner for my community.

Yet, our Washington politicians are stuck in the past and are ill-prepared to discuss the challenges our working families face. From job displacements stemming from AI, automation and globalization, preparing our youth for jobs of the future, or figuring out how to combat the Bay Area's housing crisis. Net neutrality, which is the foundation of Silicon Valley's startup economy, is in jeopardy. 

As constituents, we are left hearing orchestrated soundbites and rhetoric with little being done to fix the issues on hand, while the lobbyists have a field day pushing their narrative upon American citizens.

Silicon Valley deserves leaders who have a substantive plan, and a strong vision for the challenges our people will face today, and in the future.  We need someone who will not bow down to these special interest groups, but bring citizen-centric values.

What value can someone with the mindset of "Getting Things Done" , of standing up for the people, and for their aspirations, one who understand tech intimately as a former IBMer and a current Silicon Valley hi-tech executive, deliver for the residents of Silicon Valley? 

  • Can we leverage Silicon Valley's culture and innovation spirit to change the culture of Washington?
  • How can we quadruple the Silicon Valley economy via citizen-centric "quality of life" innovation?  How can we prevent the exodus of talent from the valley - a net 165 leaving every month in 2017, versus a net 2000 increasing every month in 2015?
  • Can we innovate to solve our top challenges and the economic health of Silicon Valley via a data-driven approach? How do we amplify and preserve our innovation legacy? 

Shall we define a  new vision for the future of Silicon Valley and for our country?

When elected to congress, I will bring Silicon Valley's culture of innovation to expand opportunities for every American – to using 21st century technology to combat climate change, to addressing the housing & transportation challenges my community faces with every passing year.  

I vow to be an advocate for phenomenal Silicon Valley success; to do the right thing for our people, devoid of special interest groups.

I would be honored to seek your endorsement and support. You can do so here
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P.S. We are approaching our End of the Quarter deadline. We would love for you to support our campaign for change. We are relying upon people like you and me to fund this campaign?
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 Rishi Kumar
Candidate for United States Congress CD18
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United States

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