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Indian American in US Senate Race From Georgia

July 2004
Indian American in US Senate Race From Georgia

Govind Patel, a real estate broker from Lilburn, is in the running for the US Senate seat from Georgia.

Patel hopes to work for better immigration policies and to reduce unemployment. He also hopes to help protect small businesses from crime. He wishes to encourage Indian American political participation through his campaign.

In a written communication to Khabar, Patel reminds the community that primary elections will be held on July 20, and general elections on November 2.

"I would like to request all members of the community to get involved in politics," he urges. "Please register to vote," he adds. The last date to register is June 21, 2004.

"If you are going to be 18 years of age as of July 20, 2004, you can register now and vote in the forthcoming elections," he says. "If you are going to be absent from your county between 7.00 am to 7.00 pm on Election Day, you can get an absentee ballot in advance from the Secretary Of State's office by mail."

Patel came to the US as a student in January 1971. After earning a Master's Degree in Electronics, Patel worked in the Chicago area until he moved to Georgia in 1979. Here he ran a full service hotel until he decided to plunge headlong into the real estate business in 2000.

Patel is married and has two grown up children. Web site: www.govindforussenate.com


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