AAA-Fund Endorsed Candidates

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Checking out some info from the good folks down at AAA-Fund and I wanted to make sure and post up a few of their candidates that they're endorsing because like always - you should be in the know.

1. Ami Bera - Candidate for Congress from California's 3rd Congressional District

Ami Bera is a native of California with over fifteen years of dedicated service as a physician, public administrator and visionary leader. The youngest of three boys, Dr. Bera's parents immigrated to the United States from India in the 1950s. He grew up in a vibrant household, benefitting from the traditional values of hard work, educational discipline and social responsibility.

He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of California Irvine and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. At age 39, Dr. Bera was appointed Dean of Admissions at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He served as an inspirational administrator, policy reformer and beloved teacher and mentor. Today at 44, Ami continues his commitment to servant leadership and is running to represent the 3rd Congressional District of California.

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2. Kamala Harris - Candidate for California Attorney General

In December 2003, Kamala Harris was elected as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco's history, and as the first African American woman and South Asian American woman in California to hold the office. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in November 2007.

Born and raised in the East Bay, Kamala's strong commitment to justice and public service led her to Howard University, America's oldest historically black university, and then to the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Harris has spent her entire professional life in the trenches as a courtroom prosecutor. After graduating from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, she took a position in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. As a Deputy District Attorney she also prosecuted cases for homicide and robbery. She worked at that office from 1990 to 1998 before going on to serve in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

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3. Manan Trivedi - Candidate for Congress from Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District

From boots on the battleground to scrubs in the emergency room, Manan Trivedi has been on the frontlines of the most pressing issues that our nation faces. Growing up the son of a plant worker, becoming a physician, a Naval Officer and a decorated Iraq War Veteran has prepared Manan for the frontlines of Congress. A son of immigrants from India, Manan was born and raised in Berks County where his parents worked at the Red Cheek apple juice factory. He grew up in Fleetwood where he and his brother attended public school and graduated from Fleetwood High School. Manan knows his community well and has a long history of service to our country.

Manan Trivedi's passion for community service began at a very early age. As a young teenager, he won a national contest for launching a healthy eating initiative. In college, he received a community service award for his work with HIV/AIDS patients. After medical school, Manan chose to do his residency at Harbor-UCLA, a safety-net hospital where he treated mostly uninsured and working-poor patients. Manan also took his medical skills to Iraq, where he served as the Battalion Surgeon for the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment Marine Corps Infantry during the invasion of Baghdad.

Manan currently works as a primary care physician and a health reform advocate in Reading, Pa. Besides his clinical work, he focuses on quality improvement and graduate medical education issues.

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