Illinois Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Gets Leadership Award

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Illinois Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Gets Leadership Award

Raja Krishnamoorthi, an Indian American US Congressman of Illinois, received the Distinguished Leadership Award

FREMONT, CA: On May 26, Indian-American US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi received the Distinguished Leadership Award in Schaumburg, Illinois. Krishnamoorthi's family moved to Buffalo, NY, from New Delhi, India, in search of a better future. According to a news release issued by Krishnamoorthi's media team, he has worked as a special assistant attorney general at the Attorney General's office for the past two decades.

Illinois secretary of State presented the honor by remarking how Krishnamoorthi played a pivotal role in passing legislation that influenced the education, workforce development, and public health efforts during his time as a member of the US House of Representatives. The Secretary of State proudly presented Raja in recognition of his great career and dedication to public service.

Krishnamoorthi attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School after graduating as valedictorian from Peoria Richwoods High School in Illinois. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Immigration Task Force and a member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Krishnamoorthi is a Democrat who has represented Illinois' 8th congressional district in Congress since 2017.

Upon receiving the award from the Secretary of State, Krishnamoorthi feels elated and compares it to Michael Jordan's complementing jump-shooting. He also remarked how the Secretary of State has always been a trailblazer, regardless of his uniform. He genuinely cares for his fellow beings and is mainly concerned about making a difference for the better. Krishnamoorthi also stated that the Secretary of State proved to be Illinois’ most successful and longest-serving Secretary of State in the General Assembly, and as a community leader in countless other endeavors, notably as a mentor and coach. The Jesse White Tumbling Team, which retains his name and represents so much of his character, has helped alter the lives of more than 18,000 young people since its founding in 1959, according to the Congressman.