Six more are trying their luck in State Senates in Arizona, Michigan, Vermont and Washington. Nine others are vying for elective offices with Republican Harry Arora running for State Treasurer in Connecticut and Sim Gill for District Attorney in Salt Lake County, Utah.
All but three or four of the 35 Indian American candidates in the fray are Democrats.
Health care, jobs and the economy, crime, education, gun control, environment, voting rights and addressing racism are the top issues for Indian and other Asian Americans, according to a pre-poll survey.
More than three in four ranked all these as “extremely important” or “very important,” according to the survey by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.