Taral PatelHe is barely 29, but Indian-American Taral Patel, a former Biden-Harris presidential appointee, has announced his bid to serve as Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 3 in Texas. Patel was the former chief of staff to Fort Bend County Judge. He will run as a Democrat for the seat held by long-time Republican commissioner Andy Meyers.

Having studied BA in government in 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin, Patel also served as a law clerk for the Dept of Justice Criminal Division, fighting corruption, bribery, and other crimes at various levels.

“I’m running for commissioner to fix potholes in 24 hours; expand healthcare, keep kids safe, give first responders a raise, help families with child care, fight for reproduction freedom, lower property taxes, bring good paying clean energy jobs and utilise our diverse community,” Patel tweeted.

He is known for his wide reach among various states in the US, apart from having key international partners to leverage the essential stakeholders and deliver positive results for all involved. Patel has led Fort Bend County through numerous flooding incidents, the Covid-19 pandemic, winter storm Uri, electric grid failure, droughts, and other major emergencies.

Taral Patel is also a key member of the White House Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (WHAANHPI) Committee. The Democratic primary election will happen on March 5, 2024.