September 23, 2013; Washington DC. US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), in a press release sent to NRI Pulse, congratulated Latha Mangipudi on winning the Democratic primary special elections for New Hampshire State House of Representatives (Nashua, Ward 8, New Hampshire) held on September 17th, 2013. Initial results of this election led to a recount which resulted in Latha’s victory over her opponent Carl Andrade. Latha is a first generation immigrant from India, who came to USA with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Latha used her experiences effectively in serving the community. She also served as a chair of USINPAC New Hampshire chapter and played a key role in motivating and involving the New Hampshire Indian American community to participate in the process of political advocacy. Latha organized several USINPAC events including Presidential and Congressional meetings at her residence.
USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said, “USINPAC is proud of Latha. She is a role model for Indian American community, especially in the State of New Hampshire where the number of Indian Americans is much less as compared to states like New York and California. USINPAC has supported her local efforts in past and will continue to do so. We need more people like Latha who are dedicated, passionate and truly understand the significance of political involvement”.
Latha Mangipudi said, “I thank the Indian American community for their enthusiastic response to my campaign. I am especially thankful to USINPAC for being a constant supporter of my work in New Hampshire. It is my sincere desire to successfully serve as a representative in the State Assembly of New Hampshire as a proud Indian American and fulfill my campaign promises”.