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The California Cream …

In my earlier post America’s Most Wanted I talked about the candidates from various part of America, running for various offices and whom I am in touch with directly/indirectly .
In this post,I concentrate on the State of CALIFORNIA … My favorite in America,due to obvious reasons ..The post also intends to throw light on the diversity of Republican Party ,which many say is only White’s thing ..I’ll feature 2 of the candidates running for State Assembly/Senate ,who inherit their family background from India & Sri Lanka namely Harmeet K. Dhillon & Sashi McEntee respectively.
So, lets begin …

1-Harmeet K. Dhillon for State Assembly – Harmeet ,is one of my favorite candidates running for any office in America ..though let me tell you again..she is running for California State Assembly and is a Republican candidate representing California’s 13th District.This is kind of my 3rd post for her ,earlier being here and here .The reason why she is amongst my favorite is that she respects Entrepreneurship and is determined to bring positive changes to the system to encourage the same,which will further benefit in Employment and lots other direct/indirect dependents .She is a lawyer and understands system like no other,in terms of ability she ranks much higher than her counterpart .
It has been kind of a tradition for Indian Americans to vote for Democrats ,but its time to re-think ,re-think on the basis of candidate and not party alone.And even if they think on the basis of Party,,Indian Americans need to take into consideration the strong relationships between U.S. and India during Bush Regime,biggest among them of course is the Nuclear Deal signed lately.
You can know her stands on various issues here .

2-Sashi McEntee for State Senate – Sashi will be representing Sonoma,Marin and San Francisco counties .. Sashi was raised in LA by her Sri Lankan parents .When earlier I said that Harmeet was one of my favorite candidates that meant for sure that there exists few more.Sashi is one of them ,and you know the reason why ? O! yes .. Sashi belongs to a family of entrepreneurs, Sashi’s parents instilled in her the values of smart business, individual freedom and personal responsibility. As a community leader, Sashi serves on several boards and committees, including the ODC/Dance Board of Directors, Bank of San Francisco Advisory Board and the Shelter Ridge Homeowners Association Board of Directors.
This makes Sashi as one of the most eligible candidates of the region .
She has committed to take serious actions on these 4 issues ,namely :
*Education ( CA – The land of Stanford,UCB,UCLA & many more)
*Health Care
*Business-Friendly Budget Reform .
More about the same can be seen here .

3- Dean Andal for Congress – Dean is a Republican candidate for US Congress in California’s 11th District.He co-chaired the tax policy group for Governor Schwarzenegger’s transition team, and served as a trustee for the San Joaquin County Board of Education and the Lincoln Unified School District. He also served on the San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council, and was a member of the Employer Support Council for the U.S. National Guard.
Amongst his AGENDAS ,Energy lies amongst the top ,and he intends to make America Energy Independent by :
*Permitting New domestic oil exploration
*Encourage businesses and consumers to “go green”
*Speed the development of alternative energy
*Bring new energy plants and projects on-line faster
*Toughen federal energy-efficiency standards
This not only shows his farsightedness but his concern about one of the Counties most important issues.His other stands on various issues can be seen here .

4 – Thomas Vidal for State Assembly – Thomas is a Republican candidate for State Assembly in California’s 53rd District.
Thomas is campaigning for the State Assembly because we need someone who will secure California’s future by tackling the big issues, like inefficient spending, which has resulted in a $16 billion budget shortfall; ineffective health-care policies that prevent access to affordable, high-quality medical care; and needlessly complex regulations that make it nearly impossible for California businesses to compete in the global marketplace and provide better job opportunities for all Californians. We need a visionary leader who has the creativity and discipline to implement that vision, someone who can build consensus around problem solving rather than conducting “politics as usual,” someone who can steer California on a path to prosperity without sacrificing the moral high-ground.
More on his stand on various issues,you might want to read here .

5- Gary Jeandron for the state Assembly – Former Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron has a lifetime commitment to the communities of the Desert and is running for State Assembly .
Gary being into Police has always learned to protect people and he is committed to continue doing so ,He has addressed most important issues like :
*Revive Economy.
*Fiscal Responsibility.
*Better Education.
*Safe Streets and Schools.
*Expanding Health Care and Benefits.
*Energy and Environment.
More on his issues can be read here .

This post is not complete as such,I might add more Bios soon .Stay updated ..


Harmeet understands Small Business ! – So,even if you are a Democrat,you might want to read this ..

In my last post on Harmeet I told about Harmeet,about her Republican Views and her stand for McCain-Palin ticket.
When I researched more about Harmeet,I found her that she is not just another candidate .She is THE CANDIDATE ,most eligible for the seat she is running for.San Francisco is the heart of Startups of every kind – Technology,Web to what not .. And the good news is that Harmeet herself runs her Law Based Firm ,she is herself a small-business owner who makes payroll,manages and grows business ,provides benefits to her employees because she understand the need of the same,provides quality service to clients while guiding them through the thickets of government regulation .As I said she is not just another candidate who have spent decades as politicians as government payroll and being the part of problem ,not the solution .She understands the impact of regulations on business as a consumer and trusted advisor and with her experience into the same she is capable of making best decisions .
Its often said,to understand a person,wear his/her boots and see from his/her perspective ,only then one can understand his/her needs and views .Harmeet knows this well and she actually understands the needs of Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners/managers.How ? Well,She herself owns one ! And her long experience into the same is going to benefit people of SF.
With the problem of Unemployment everywhere Small Business is the best way to secure future of one’s life and help others get employment .In the list of Harmeet’s area of expertise, tops the Employment Law …So,do you think anybody else even competes closer ,when it comes to who deserves the office ?
Friends,its time to think and decide on the basis of candidate and not Party alone .I would like you to atleast give 5-10 minutes and see opponent of Harmeet and compare yourself as in who actually deserves the seat,the office .For a moment forget you are favoring Democrat or for that matter anybody and just compare 2 candidates,2 people for the important office,upon which depends the near future of SF.Its important because even today many people blindly vote on the basis of Party they have been favoring for all that time they have been eligible for the same.But,this is not way to run democracy,democracy means in simple words ” let the most eligible person win ” .
In words of Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first prime minister ),he saidDemocracy means tolerance ,tolerance not merely of those who agree with us ,but of those who do not agree with us .So! rightly said !! ..
So,what are you waiting for .. My verdict is Harmeet ! and I am sure after a self survery by you with you ..your verdict won’t differ from mine .You can help Harmeet’s campaign by contributing here .Just do it,I’ll say the Nike way .. You don’t need to be a millionaire or someone big to contribute.Harmeet is a very down to earth person and appreciates every $ of yours.
Last but not the least,Judge the person by his/her virtues not his/her background of Party or anything else.I say this because many Democrats find it tough ,by shifting and voting for a Republican .So,whats the solution ? Forget the party system and see the person whom you really want to be in the Office.
Go Harmeet !! Go McCain-Palin !!