NRI sikh honored
one of the most prestigious honors to be given in politics.
New York, June 10, 2007
Boy! Oh Boy- Such a
Rising Star award
Few months back, I read one article about him and
did not bother. Today, it enforce me to write about this gentleman
wearing a turban among political consultants.
He is Ravi Singh, CEO of ElectionMall Technologies,
Inc. and an Asian American Sikh, was honored this year with a Rising
Star award, one of the most prestigious honors to be given in politics.
Every year Campaigns & Elections Magazine identifies individuals
who have already made a significant contribution in the area of
political consulting and/or advocacy before the age of 35.
Ravi said, "This honor means a great deal as
it is recognition from my colleagues and it proves that anything
is possible in America. Identity should not be a hindrance to anyone,
even after the events of September, 11th. Technology and politics
are my passions and I look forward to what lies ahead."
Morgan E. Felchner, editor of Campaigns & Elections
said, "We expect great things from the 2007 Rising Stars, through
their achievements, they are proving that success truly has no limits."
According to PRWEB, Success may have no limits, but
it certainly comes with a cost. Born outside Chicago, in Aurora,
Illinois to immigrant parents from India, Singh did not follow his
father's desired path to medical or law school, but chose instead
to pursue a career in politics. Singh fondly remembers telling his
father he would be a rising star someday despite losing his election
to the Illinois State House in 1997. Even when told that he must
remove his turban to win, he refused and has always maintained that
his turban could not be separated from who he is - an Asian American
Sikh. While working for the Illinois legislature, he was pigeon-holed
and relegated to delivering mail between offices while politicians
distanced themselves from his foreign appearance forgetting his
American citizenship and identity.
Ravi Singh's pioneering advances have earned him such
titles as "Campaign Guru" and "Power Broker"
by USA Today Magazine. His company, ElectionMall.com was profiled
in Business Week Magazine as being one of the top political movers
and shaker's companies to watch. This year, Singh has been recognized
by his peers and the industry he loves as a leader and visionary.
- In 2007, he is "Rising Stars" form the best in the
political consulting industry and are changing the landscape of
- Ravi's nonpartisan Internet-based firm currently assists several
2008 presidential candidates.
- He accomplished on both sides of the political aisle include
launching the first animated presidential debates in 2004, the
first voter toolbar at the Democratic Convention in 2004, and
the first audio blog at the Republican Convention in 2004
In May, 2005, Campaign technology company-ElectionMall Technologies,
Inc., announced its sponsorship of the Personal Democracy Forum
Conference. Ravi said, "New Internet technologies are bringing
citizens closer to their elected representatives than ever before.
This event is a truly a celebration of voter empowerment"
Ravi Singh became the first Indian American Sikh to graduate from
the academy with full military honours as a second lieutenant.