Pramila Jayapal is 1st Indian-American woman to be elected to US House

The 51-year-old Jayapal got 57% of the votes from the 7th Congressional District of Washington State, leaving behind her rival Brady Walkinshaw who secured 43% votes


India-born Pramila Jayapal was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
India-born Pramila Jayapal was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

New York: Pramila Jayapal on Wednesday became the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives, winning the Washington State Senate seat.

The 51-year-old Jayapal got 57% of the votes from Washington State, leaving behind her rival Brady Walkinshaw who secured 43% votes.

India-born Jayapal made a mark with her progressive agenda in the Washington State Senate.

Endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential aspirant, Jayapal is running from the seventh Congressional District of Washington State that encompasses Seattle and its neighbourhood. PTI

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