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Patel in 2018
|Born||December 20, 1983|
|🏡 Residence||New York City, New York|
Entrepreneur, lawyer, lecturer
|🏛️ Political party||Democratic|
Suraj Patel is an entrepreneur, activist, attorney, and ethics lecturer at New York University Stern School of Business. Patel is a candidate for United States House of Representatives, running in New York's 12th Congressional District.
Education and career
Patel attended Beech Grove High School in Indianapolis, Indiana before attending Stanford University for undergraduate studies. He also completed post-graduate education programs at the University of Cambridge and New York University. Patel went on to serve on both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.
Patel is President of the Sun Group, a commercial real estate development organization. He is a contributor to HuffPost, and also a contributor to Talks on Law, specializing in voting and civil rights issues, where he interviewed Samuel Issacharoff on the topic of gerrymandering.
Patel was a volunteer attorney for the ACLU at John F. Kennedy International Airport during the Trump travel ban.
Patel is a founding member and serves on the advisory board for The Arena, a social welfare organization that recruits and trains progressive Democratic leadership. He is also a board member of Atlas : DIY, which provides support services to immigrant youth in New York City.
2018 Congressional campaign
In 2017, Patel announced his candidacy to challenge Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney for New York's 12th Congressional District. Patel, who supports legalizing marijuana and lowering college tuition costs, has cited a "generational divide" among Democrats on issues such as criminal justice, Wall Street regulation, and Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as the reason for his candidacy. Patel has also stated his intention to vote to defund the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) if elected. In February 2018, Patel's campaign reported raising $550,000 during the previous quarter, which was four times the amount raised by the incumbent's campaign. He raised $1.1 million as of April 2018.
In March 2018, The New York Post reported on a series of sexual statements Patel authored in 2012 in reference to a then-16 year old McKayla Maroney. A month later, the New York Daily News reported that Patel was collecting a primary residence tax deduction on a home in Indiana, despite running for a seat to represent New York's 12th Congressional District. A spokesperson for Patel said that the homestead exemption was due to clerical error and added that Patel contacted the Marion County, Indiana auditor to correct the mistake.
Patel's campaign has refused all corporate and super PAC campaign contributions.
- Suraj Patel (20 December 2016). "20 Years of JFK Hanging by My Bedside". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Laura Nahmias (1 February 2018). "Primary challenger outraising New York's Maloney, campaign reports". Politico. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Attorneys Remain At JFK After Weekend Detentions Due To Trump Travel Ban". CBS New York. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Susanna Kim (15 April 2015). "Why the IRS Won't Refund Victims of Tax Preparer Fraud". ABC News. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "A Rising" Suraj in American politics". Punjab News Express. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- James Fanelli (2 April 2018). "Wealthy NYC congresswoman earns big money through firm that boots tenants struggling to pay rent". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Madina Toure (20 February 2018). "Can These Congressional Candidates Overthrow the Establishment?". New York Observer. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Getahn Ward (30 March 2017). "SoBro site bought for Nashville's first upscale Tapestry by Hilton hotel". The Tennessean. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Gerrymandering: The Art of Redrawing Elections". Talks on Law'. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Attorneys Remain At JFK After Weekend Detentions Due To Trump Travel Ban". CBS. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- "An Ambitious New Program Wants to Support the Democratic Sugre". Wired. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- "Suraj Patel Running for Congress in New York's 12th District: 'New Voices, New Ideas, New Energy'". India West. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- Liz Robbins (22 September 2017). "Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants 'Just Dangling'". New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- Griffin Connolly (2 April 2018). "Rep. Carolyn Maloney Has Stake in Entity Notorious for Evicting Tenants". Roll Call. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Mike Vilensky (14 February 2017). "The Millennials Shaking Up New York Politics". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "It's Time to Abolish ICE". The Nation. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- Laura Nahmias and Lauren Dezenski (11 February 2018). "Progressives storm Democratic primaries". Politico. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Dave Weigel (9 April 2018). "New York Democrat raises $1.1 million to challenge Rep. Carolyn Maloney". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- Campanile, Carl (2018-03-04). "Congress candidate makes 'creepy' comments about McKayla Maroney". New York Post. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
- Jorgensen, Jillian (2018-04-11). "Manhattan congressional hopeful Suraj Patel reaps tax benefit on Indiana home". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
- Sam Rappaport (19 April 2018). "Suraj Patel To Challenge U.S. Rep. Maloney". Queens Tribune.
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