Nepali-origin candidates elected in US midterm elections
KATHMANDU : Two candidates of Nepali origin have been elected in the US midterm elections.
Dr Harry Bhandari has been elected again as Maryland State Legislator for the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of the Democrat Party. He has become the first elected MLA with a total of 13,949 votes. Bhandari, who became the first Nepali-origin US citizen to be elected a people’s representative in 2018, won for the second regular term.
Likewise, Sarahana Shrestha, who became a candidate for the first time from District 103 New York of the New York State Assembly, has also been elected. With this victory, Sarahana has made history by becoming the first Nepali-origin US citizen to win a seat in the New York State Assembly.