40 years of technical/management experience ready to serve
How I am Different from other Candidates?
To me, being a Princeton councilman is not a Part Time Job, it is a Full-Time Service! If elected, I am ready to serve for 1$/year. That’s a Commitment. Furthermore, I will help raise 1M$ towards Equity, Diversity, and Unity Trust Fund over 2 years with a personal commitment of $101k. That’s a Promise.
I have the most (40 plus years) science, technology, and innovation experience
Strong analytical and quantitative engineering skills
Ph.D. degree in business and management of US Government engineering and technology programs. My academic research background will facilitate evidence-based policy and decision-making processes
I am pro-active and a problem solver. While walking door to door during the campaign canvassing, I took pictures (see under photo gallery) of unsafe conditions (flooding, rotten and leaning electrical poles, pot holes, potentially unsafe intersections, etc.) and provided to the municipality authorities for corrective actions. I am happy to say that a number of these issues are already being taken care of.
I am retired, I am dedicated, I am passionate, I have no conflict of interest, I am transparent, and I am focused on issues that affect all Princetonians
my municipality, community, political services & Experience
Decade of my Princeton Municipality Experience on Various Committees
In 2005, I served as a member of TV30 team during contract negotiations to get favorable terms from Comcast and FIOS
Served on Princeton Municipality Traffic and Safety Committee for three years (2013-2016), kept a computer log of all open and closed items discussed at the meetings, was one of key champion for speed control in the residential areas
Currently, serving on the Complete Streets Committee since 2016. I am one of the contributors to a report titled “Transportation Choices for Princeton: A Strategic Analysis” (Ralph Widner, Principal Investigator) that will become a guide for Princeton’s near, mid-term, and future needs to provide equitable safe transportation choices for all residents and visitors
Found errors in the upgraded Bus Shelter drawings, which the vendor had to correct prior to the final agreement
I took pictures (see under photo gallery) of unsafe conditions (flooding, rotten and leaning electrical poles, pot holes, potentially unsafe intersections, etc.) and provided to the municipality authorities for corrective actions. I am happy to say that a number of these issues are already being taken care of.
Member of the Friends of Princeton Public Library Board (2006-2012). Organized Asian/Indian culture show fund-raising event and raised over $4000 in one night.
Helped with book sales and fund-raising activities
Recently my wife and I helped the Dreamers at Nassau Presbyterian Church by providing clean laundry, food, medicine, and clothing
Mentor and collaborator with Princeton HS students and others about new technologies and innovations (Drone/camera, 5G Wi-Fi)
Member of organizations that fight against social injustice, racism, gate, crime, bullying, and promote gun control
An advocate and supporter of various soup kitchens, environmental groups, and activists
Support numerous charities, soup kitchens, places of worship, foundations, social/environmental groups, professional organizations, and movements
I am a certified yoga instructor and teach yoga free of charge as a service to the community
I managed and coached youth tennis and basketball teams
I am a regular blood donor to American Red Cross
Decades of my Political Experience
Actively supported Dr. Rush Holt’s (a real Rocket Scientist) congressional campaign since 2000 and hosted a fund-raising event for Dr. Rush Holt at our home.
I am an elected representative of the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) District 3 since 2014.
Active member of PCDO
Served as a Democratic challenger during the elections for District 3.
Served as a campaign manager for Bernie Miller and Sue Nemeth in 2008.
Actively involved in the election campaigns of Bonnie Watson, Dr. Andrew Zwicker, Roy Freiman, and Phil Murphy.