Steve Rao

Steve Rao: 1st Indian American Elected In Wake County—More Asian Americans Run For Office

Excerpts from Cary News (Aug. 2) article:

“I hope that my run and victory inspired others to run,” Rao said. “But I can’t take credit for

Steve Rao (center) with other elected officials at historic site in Morrisville.

Steve Rao (center) with other elected officials at historic site in Morrisville.

others stepping forward, because they are accomplished in their own right.”

“I ran based on my knowledge, my experience, my acumen in business, in economic development and what I could bring,” Rao said. “And that … was no different from my parents being from Europe or Germany. I grew up in America my whole life, and I don’t believe that because I was Indian it mattered one way or the other.”

“I think it’s great that it’s happening in Morrisville,” Rao said. “It sends a signal to young children growing up in this tremendous diverse community that the best way you can have a voice is to serve in office.”

Full article at: http://www.carynews.com/2013/08/02/3078223/more-indian-americans-running.html

 

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