CERRITOS, CA - Naresh Solanki, a long time resident of Cerritos, launched his run for the City Council, at a kick-off campaign among a huge gathering of, endorsers, supporters, family and friends here on October 25.
Solanki who will be running for the City Council elections to be held on March 3, 2015, has been a...
Solanki outlined his agenda saying his top three priorities will be safety of residents, financial stability and budget transparency.
Solanki said it was very important that Indian-Americans participate in the mainstream and make their mark. He emphasized the need for voting. “This is the single most important thing you will do for yourself,” he added. He suggested that since our life is led in the fast-lane, people should sign up for vote by mail. This way one can easily vote without last minute challenges. “I am overwhelmed and thankful of the strong support for my candidacy shown today. I promise you that I will be approachable and accessible to discuss your questions, concerns and needs and will always be the voice of common sense and reason for our great city,” he said. This launch which was held at the home of Solanki’s father, Jiva Solanki, was co-hosted by three of the five council members of Cerritos – Mayor Pro Tem Carol Chen, Bruce Barrows and George Ray. Cerritos has a high concentration of Indo-Americans and has long been waiting for an Indian-American to get on the City Council. Pinakin Pathak was the first to made a bid for this several years ago. Since then no one has stepped up to the challenge.