Indian-American to run for California town mayor

Indian-American Aparna Madireddi has thrown her hat in the ring for the mayoral seat of California’s San Ramon town, thus becoming the first person to declare candidacy for the November election.

The Californian entrepreneur will be replacing Bill Clarkson who will step down after four terms, a media report said. He was elected as the Mayor of San Ramon in 2011.

“I stepped up to run for Mayor because our City is at a critical point… I want San Ramon to be fiscally smart and sound for decades to come,” Madireddi, who had earlier made an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the San Ramon city council, told DanvilleSanRamon.com.

At present, Madireddi serves as the District II representative on Contra Costa County Census 2020 Committee and chair of the city’s Open Space Advisory Committee.

Having lived in San Ramon for 22 years, Madireddi founded Arvasoft, Inc, with her husband in 1998. She has a master’s degree in geography and specializes in urban, rural, and human geography, including land use planning.

San Ramon has nearly doubled in size since 2000, when it had 44,722 residents. A July 2017 estimate listed the population at 75,931.

 

In 2000, 76.8 percent of the city’s residents were white and 14.9 percent of the residents were Asian, according to US Census figures. In 2017, 47.6 percent of the residents were white and the Asian population grew to 42.3 percent, with most of the growth from the South Asian community.

Image courtesy of thesatimes |

Share this post