Entrepreneur Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey


Entrepreneur Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey


Entrepreneur Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey
Entrepreneur Rik Mehta has become the first Indian-American to win the Republican primary for the Senate seat from the US state of New Jersey.

He will face Democratic incumbent Senator Cory Booker in the November elections.

Mehta, a former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official, defeated his nearest rival Hirsh Singh, also an Indian-American, in the Republican, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), primaries held on July 7 by a margin of approximately 13,743 votes, according to preliminary results.

rik mehtaAbout Mr Mehta –

A biotech entrepreneur, innovator, healthcare policy expert and a licensed pharmacist and attorney, Mehta did his BS in pharmacy from Rutgers University, margin of and his Pharm.D from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Soucres  -Economic Times

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