NEW YORK: Indian American Vandana Slatter has thrown her hat in the poll fray for the Bellevue City Council in Washington state.
Minorities comprise over 40 percent of the population of Bellevue which is the fifth largest city of Washington state.
Slatter, who is a clinical pharmacist, said in a statement, “I am excited to serve this great city by bringing a fresh perspective and a voice on council that represents a changing Bellevue.’’
Promising to serve as a bridge between Bellevue’s increasingly diverse population and its growing industries and business communities, she said in her statement, “It is the right time for Bellevue City Council to reflect this change.”
The Indian American is pitted against incumbent Don Davidson for position 6 in the city council. The last date for filing papers is May 17.
Vandana Slatter has already raised over $55,000 for her election campaign.