Press Release

Indian American Impact Fund Congratulates 2018 Election Winners

Updated Nov. 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — Following a highly competitive election cycle in which over 100 Indian Americans ran for office, the Indian American Impact Fund congratulates the two dozen candidates who appear to have won their elections. 

“In the most high-stakes election cycle in recent memory, we are thrilled that all of our incumbents — including all four Indian American Members of the U.S. House of Representatives — were re-elected,” said Deepak Raj, co-founder of Impact and chair of the Impact Fund. “We also want to congratulate Josh Kaul on being elected Attorney General of Wisconsin, thus becoming the only Indian American elected official to currently serve in statewide office, and the four new state legislators who will be the first Indian Americans to serve in the state legislatures of New York, Illinois, Kentucky, and Arizona.”

“Thanks to the talent of our candidates and generosity of our donors, Impact Fund was able to raise and deploy more funds for our candidates than any Indian American political organization in history,” said Raj Goyle, co-founder of Impact and a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives. “Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get to work on 2019 and 2020.”

“Even though we weren’t able to win any new seats in Congress, we are tremendously proud of our candidates,” added Gautam Raghavan, executive director of Impact, “They each ran strong, smart, innovative campaigns and, as a result, outperformed recent challengers in their districts. We hope we’ll see them on the ballot again.”

A select list of non-incumbent challengers and election results can be found at this link: