American Indian Ricky Gill congressional candidate in California
Indian immigrant son says he’s showing up because he “believes America is on the wrong track”
American Indian Ricky Gill, who served on the White House National Security Council during the Trump administration, is running for a US House seat in the Modesto area, in the 10th Congressional District of California.
The son of immigrant doctors and farmers from India, Gill hails from the Central Valley, who also served in the US State Department and the California State Council for Education.
“I’m running for Congress because I think America is on the wrong track and the people of our Central Valley community are being overlooked by this administration (Biden) and its ineffective policies,” he said in announcing his candidacy on November 12.
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“Rising taxes, rampant inflation and rising food and energy costs are crushing local families and small businesses, discouraging our entrepreneurial spirit,” said Gill, who has extensive experience in the business. local real estate.
Biden “The administration’s failures to deal with the border crisis and rising crime are eroding public safety, and reckless overspending is damaging public confidence,” he said. “The choice in education is unprecedentedly limited, as parents are marginalized in the education of their own children. “
“And the high cost of this administration’s dangerous foreign policy hits hard here at home. We need to change course – and quickly – with fresh, bold representation and new leadership, ”said Gill.
Gill’s candidacy was endorsed by former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Congressman from Texas and former Chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee Pete Sessions.
“During his tenure as Director of the National Security Council (in the Directorate of European and Russian Affairs), Ricky served with distinction. His leadership embodied the spirit of our America First foreign policy, ”O’Brien said in a statement.
Whether it was his work to prevent the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline or counter the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Europe, Ricky’s efforts advanced the national interests of the United States and helped make the Americans more secure and more prosperous at home. “
“I have no doubt that he would bring the same commitment and determination in representing the people of this district,” added O’Brien.
“Ricky Gill has what it takes not only to serve, but to lead in Congress,” Sessions said, calling him “a generational leader who would put the issues of the Central Valley at the forefront in Washington.” “
“Ricky’s experience shows that he will stand up for fiscal responsibility, oppose China, and fight to preserve America’s energy independence and national security.”
Appointed by then-President Donald Trump to the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Gill guided the real estate process regarding the move of the US Embassy to Israel from Tel. Aviv to Jerusalem.
In 2012, Gill won the Republican nomination for Congressional District 9 and was a guest speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Recipient of the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Scholarship, Ricky graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction from Princeton University. He went on to earn a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, according to his official profile.
In 2004, Ricky Gill was chosen by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the only student member of the California State Board of Education.
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During his career in the private sector, Gill has focused on the operation and development of real estate, including a top 100 resort and retail centers for some of the world’s top brands. more recognizable.
Gill’s “family has farmed in the Central Valley for four decades, and he will always be a staunch friend of California’s farming communities,” according to his website.