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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of MilpitasCandidate for City Council

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Suraj "Sun" Viswanathan

Entrepreneur Businessman
2,240 votes (7.41%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure public safety in Milpitas
  • Provide affordable housing to the residents
  • Build Infrastucture to support growth in business and housing units

Experience

Experience

Profession:Business Owner
Business Owner, Renegade Cricket LLc (2012–current)

Education

Sathyabama University, Tamil NaduIndia Production Engineering, Management, Mechanical, Control Systems, Industrial Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering (2003)

Community Activities

Board Member, USA Cricket (2018–current)
Chairman, Bay Area Cricket Alliance (2017–current)
Vice Chairman, Bay Area Cricket Alliance (2011–2017)

Biography

A long time resident of Milpitas, I, Suraj Viswanathan came to Silicon Valley after graduating from Madras University in Chennai, India. Along with my wife, Malvica Suraj, we currently reside in Milpitas with our two lovely kids Samarth and Riaan. I am blessed to have a beautiful family. My wife Malvica is a management graduate, my six year old son Samarth goes to Sinnot and 16 month Riaan is raring to get going.

As a young man in my early 20's I came into this country with hope and dream of a great future ahead. It has been my privilege to have been resident of the beautiful City of Milpitas since the day I landed. It has always been my desire to give back and contribute to the community that extended ample opportunities to build a strong future for my family and me. Living in the City of Milpitas is now giving me an opportunity to fulfil that desire - to work towards my long time ambition - to step up in Public Service and serve the community and make meaningful contribution with better outcomes.

My active involvement with politics began when I joined Ro Khanna for Congress campaign, where I helped in mobilizing the community at grassroots level. This gave me an opportunity to get feedback from the local Milpitas community of their needs that fueled my desire more.

As a personal mission to help children and adults with special needs, I have been associated with “Parents Helping Parents” program since 2006 in Milpitas. Through this program I ensured support and services needed for the families to reach their full potential. I have also supported other local Bay Area organizations such as the sister city program in Cupertino and several others.

Recently, I was elected the Chairman of BACA (Bay Area Cricket Alliance). Prior to being the Chairman, I served as its Vice Chairman since 2011. Playing cricket has been my childhood passion. Under my leadership BACA has been driving cricket beyond the boundary by initiating and evangelizing the sport into the Bay Area Schools.

As an young and aspiring entrepreneur, I have co-founded a couple of startups and have had success working in the sports industry. My skills in negotiation, customer service, sales and business development have helped me mature as a professional to bring the best for my business.

My enthusiasm, experience and expertise motivated me to author and share my journey from the day I boarded the flight in 2004 to the day I made my dream come true in this land of opportunity. My book titled “A Flight and A Ferrari” has inspired over thousand individuals to understand my journey and learn from it.

 

 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It is my turn now to bring the same skills to the table, help bring the best for the City of Milpitas and the community.

 My candidacy for the City of Milpitas City Council will address a few problems that the city faces, and provide suitable solutions for our community.

 I have a plan to address the landfill waste management through the latest technology available.

 Affordable housing programs which are totally out of the box solution which can make a major impact without distrusting the current status of the residents.

 Green energy solutions which will make our city first of its kind.

 And a unique way to put people back to work called “get to work” program.

 I assure you that I will pursue every venue to bring a positive change in the City, and will listen to everyone’s problem and provide a viable solution. Everyone associated with this city should be enjoying the city -  whether they live, work, or use the facilities in the City of Milpitas.

 

Sincerely looking forward to the opportunity to win your support to bring positive growth to the City of Milpitas leading to a better quality of life.

Position Papers

A flight and a Ferrari

Summary

This is a book written by me that is my life story of venturing into unknown pastures in search of bright future. 

I traveled from Chennai, India to United States with just a hundred dollars and a backpack. Hard work, destiny and luck complemented each other to guide my path as I crossed puddles and found stepping stones. The book is about hard work, learning from esperiences and facing some of life's toughest challenges with confidence.

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