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Dr. Manan Trivedi, Iraqi-war veteran, candidacy for the 2010 Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania
  • Iraqi-war veteran Manan Trivedi is running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. That's the competitive district currently held by Republican Congressman James Gerlach who is stepping down to run for Governor.


NRI, Dr. Trivedi, Iraqi-war veteran announced his candidacy
for the 2010 Democratic nomination in PA


Reading, Pennsylvania, Sep. 15, 2009
Surinder Singh

NRI Dr. Manan Trivedi, Iraqi-war veteran, announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Recently retired as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, Trivedi made his campaign for the 2010 Democratic nomination official.

Trivedi’s roots in the district are deep. He grew up in Fleetwood, Berks County, and then went on to become a decorated Iraq War Veteran by serving as the Battalion Surgeon for a Marine Corps Infantry Battalion in the 5th Regiment. After his tour of service, Trivedi returned home to the district, and he now resides in Reading, where he works as a board-certified internal medicine doctor at Reading Hospital.

“I was raised in this district by working-class parents and experienced what many families are going through now with the loss of their jobs and their pensions. But I also learned the importance of serving others and working hard for things that matter. These principles have guided my career, from the battlefield to the emergency room,” said Trivedi.

“I am now prepared to serve my community in a new capacity: in the halls of Congress. We have some big challenges facing our nation. Our healthcare system is broken, we’re engaged in two wars, and our economy continues to struggle. I know how to get things done under extremely difficult situations, and my direct experience with these challenges will give the working families in my district a strong and credible voice in Washington,” Trivedi concluded.

Manan and his wife Surekha have been married for five years, after meeting in college. Trivedi’s recent involvement in Democratic politics was as a Healthcare Advisor to the Obama for America Campaign.

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Dr. Manan Trivedi, retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, and a Democrat from Berks County, Pennsylvania.