Indian-American Sri Preston Kulkarni has secured a simple victory within the Democratic main for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District and can run within the November election towards the Republican candidate.
Mr Kulkarni, 40, a former diplomat who served in Iraq, Russia, Israel and Taiwan, defeated former Pearland metropolis council member Derrick Reed and lawyer Nyanza Davis Moore within the occasion election on Tuesday, The Hill reported.
Whereas Mr Kulkarni scored 53.1 per cent of the entire votes polled, Reed bagged 24.7 per cent and Moore 14.5 per cent.
Simply after his win, Preston Kulkarni thanked the voters and tweeted, “We could not have gotten right here with out your assist and your assist.”
He beforehand ran towards retiring Republican Pete Olson (R-Texas), coming inside 5 factors of beating the incumbent throughout the 2018 midterms. He would tackle the winner of the Could 26 Republican main runoff.
Mr Kulkarni is the son of an Indian novelist and educational who immigrated to America in 1969 and a white mom.