Amreeta Regmi leads in her delegate race in Georgia
Purushottam Dhakal, GA, USA: An American of Nepali origin Dr. Amreeta Regmi has declared her nomination for the ‘Georgia House of Representatives’, Georgia Legislature House, District 95. Dr. Amreeta Regmi, who hails from Kathamndu, Nepal, filed her nomination as a Democratic candidate in District-95, Georgia Assembly, House District of delegate’s election. Dr. Regmi is perhaps the first Nepali woman to run for the House of delegate’s race, where almost all the posts have been occupied by the Republican.
Dr. Regmi has challenge to win the ‘Georgia House of Representatives’ election.
According to the sources, Dr. Regmi candidacy has been backed by the Nepal origin Community in, ‘Georgia House of Representatives’, representing Georgia Legislature House, District 95.
Speaking to the www.nepal24hours.com, Dr. Regmi asserts that she has community’s decision-making power for better governance, increase local control of public resources, and promote green neighborhoods, Better Schools , Stronger Senior Services and Creating Good Jobs as her campaign agenda.
“I have been looking forward every support from all Nepalese in America, besides necessary endorsement of mainstream American Politician,” Dr. Regmi said.
She has been living the American Dream. Born in Kathamndu Nepal, her first job was as an international development consultant. She started her American journey as a Community Leader.
Dr. Amreeta Regmi, candidate for House District 95, opposing establishment incumbent Tom Rice, filed her second campaign financial disclosure report with the State Ethics Commission. The report shows that Regmi’s campaign hit their financial goals, even without any special interest money.
“Our momentum is building” says Dr. Regmi, who is out daily in District 95 meeting with supporters and voters. “The support has been tremendous. We knew we had the right message, and we are thrilled to see it start to resonate.”
The final total the Regmi campaign reported for the quarter was just under $14,000, with donations coming from 126 people with an average of $110 per person.
Incumbent Rice has reported a war chest of $67,683.15, almost all of it coming from lobbyists and other special interests groups outside of the district. “Tom Rice has been in office for 17 years, and as such, he has raked in a lot of lobbyist and industry money,” said Regmi. “But that does not deter us at all. It is time for the people to have a seat at the table.”
Mr. Raja Ghale, Community leader and activist in Georgia for last two decade asserted, “Dr. Amrita Regm is a passionate and a very hard working community leader and our association is proud to have her as our community leader”.
Pralhad Pant, Activist, said Dr. Amrita Regmi’s candidacy has sent a wave of excitement among the Nepalis in the US. “This also indicates that even we can do something in this far away land,” he said. Noting that around percentage of the people in Georgia are of Asian origin, Pant said Dr. Regmi could ensure strong electoral backing if she successfully canvases for their support.