Indian American Kurani all set to run for the US Congressional race


Indian American Democrat Shrina Kurani vying for California 42nd Congressional District for the mid-term elections in November 2022 says she is an engineer and entrepreneur, not a politician.

Kurani has challenged a 15-term Republican Ken Calvert.If elected would be the first Indian American to represent California 42nd Congressional district. The disrtict covers Riverside County in the Inland Empire, including the cities of Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Murrieta, as well as portions of Temecula.

She told indica News, “Through my work, I’ve seen our community struggle with access to fulfilling jobs and lacking infrastructure, and Ken Calvert has been voting against our interests for 30 years.”
“I want to work together to develop a sustainable future and build an Inland Empire where people feel safe and healthy,” Kurani said, “CA-42 district is diverse and people are hardworking. I want to serve my community to put the people first.”

On her website, she describes herself as a fact-based problem solver.

Her parents are Indian immigrants. She was born and raised in Riverside, California.

“As a first-generation American, my family worked together to build a successful pool supply business right here in Riverside. My parents didn’t take a single day off for 10 years, but even that level of hustle is often not enough these days. Opportunities are out of reach for far too many people while career Washington politicians like Ken Calvert are focused on helping themselves, their political parties, and their corporate donors,” she said.

“Ken Calvert has been in Washington for nearly 30 years and he’s voted against our interest time and time again. It’s time for a new approach,” she added.

Kurani graduated from La Sierra High School when she was 16 and has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Riverside. A media release said she has worked to start companies aimed at reducing waste and creating sustainable solutions for food and water.

She has also served as an advisor to start-up businesses developing ways to make healthcare and education more affordable, accessible, equitable, and effective, it added.

Currently, there are four Indian Americans in the House of Representatives – Dr Ami Bera, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Pramila Jayapal.