- Coupled with the outcomes in key races in the state, this result is yet another sign that Democrats face a long, uphill battle.
Indian American real estate broker Sandeep Srivastava has lost his bid to the U.S. House from the 3rd Congressional District in Texas, representing Greenville and Hunt County. He was defeated by former Rockwall County Judge Keith Self.
With 68 percent of precincts reporting, Self had 59.6 percent of the votes, while Srivastava managed to get 38.2 percent, the Herald-Banner reported. The seat was previously held by Republican Van Taylor, who withdrew from the runoff after apologizing for an affair with the widow of an ISIS member.
Coupled with the outcomes in key races in the state, this result is yet another sign that Democrats face “a long, uphill battle to be competitive at the top of Texas ballots,” as reported by Axios. The party hasn’t won a statewide race since 1994.
Srivastava is a first-generation immigrant and learned the importance of giving back and helping others at a young age from his mother who was an elected official in India. He moved to the U.S. with his wife and two children to pursue the American Dream.
A few years later, he established a South Asian organization that engaged stakeholders in the community before starting his own real estate business in Plano. After a successful career in business, he and his wife started a daycare center, to fill a void in the community for quality and affordable childcare.
As a father of two, Srivastava says on his website that he “has deep roots in District 3” and believes “that his small business experience, exceptional managerial skills, and desire to better the community is the exact type of leadership this district needs.