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.   

Community Service

 

  • 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.