Indian-American educator announces to run for US Congress
Deep Saran, 45, is one of almost a dozen Democrats in the fray for the primary to earn the right to challenge the two- term GOP Congresswoman Barbara Comstock from the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.world Updated: Jan 18, 2018 09:46 IST
An Indian-American educator has announced to run for the US House of Representatives.
Deep Saran, 45, is one of almost a dozen Democrats in the fray for the primary to earn the right to challenge the two- term GOP Congresswoman Barbara Comstock from the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.
“I’m a teacher, school founder, technology entrepreneur, lawyer, and child of immigrants from India,” Saran says on his campaign website.
Saran said he would champion a national commitment for improved quality of public education -- both in terms of accessibility and affordability.
“As the child of immigrants, I would push back against intolerance and hatred, Saran said.
Saran’s parents emigrated from India over 50 years ago. His father was a refugee during Indias partition.
He founded and runs a school, ‘Loudoun School for the Gifted’.
Saran holds a degree in political science from University of Maryland and attended law school at Georgetown University.
He was previously a corporate attorney for large firms in Baltimore and Chicago but left private legal practice to study how children learn and to work on a Ph.D. in Human Development at University of Maryland.
First Published: Jan 18, 2018 09:46 IST