Thanks to my wife Komal, Sonia, Rayan, and my mom, dad and in-laws, Cols Hasmukh and Ranjan Parekh, for their support and for the citizens of Morrisville for giving me the chance to serve another four-year term on the Council.
I also thank former Rep. Deb Ross, and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Swadesh Chatterjee, Suvas Shah and NCINPAC (Dr. Yerramsetty, TK Rao, Dr. Vipin Garg, Dr. Subhash Gumber) for serving as my mentors and for their continued friendship and support along with my campaign, friends and supporters, who helped me in my re-election.
As Secretary Marshall stated before she swore me in, once again, we witnessed the historic re-election of the first Indian American elected in Wake County, and I am honored to share this piece of history with each of you and am reminded of how anything is possible in the US with hard work and determination.
During the week when we honor the life of Nelson Mandela, let us remember his life as an example of how can change our communities, change the world, by dreaming big, by working together, and fighting for causes larger than one person or political party.
I work for you the citizens of Morrisville, and together, we can change our community. We can get to work to build a brighter future and the best Morrisville for future generations.
Mayor Stohlman and Council, lets get to work and I welcome TJ and Vicki to the team.
Congrats as well to Mayor Pro Tem Johnson for continuing in this role and I look forward to serving as our Delegate to the Triangle J Council of Governments
With Malice towards none, with charity towards all, with firmness in the right as God give us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up and heal the nations wounds, to care for he who shall have borne the battle, and for the widow and orphan and to achieve a just and lasting peace among ourselves and all nations.
President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural address