Indian-American candidate gets boost in run for Illinois State Senate
Leading Democrats at the federal and state level, have already endorsed Villivalam.
The Chicago Tribune, Illinois’ leading paper, has endorsed an Indian-American candidate running for Illinois State Senate.
Ram Villivalam, who was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, got a real boost to his campaign for the State Senate from District 8, when the Tribune endorsed him Feb. 22. He threw his hat into the ring following sexual harassment charges against fellow Democrat, incumbent Ira Silverstein, last November. If elected he will become the first Indian-American in the Illinois State Senate. If Villivalam wins the March 20 primary, he will be a shoe-in for the November elections in this Democratic leaning district. Illinois has one Indian-American legislator, Raja Krishnamoorthi, also a Democrat, on Capitol Hill.