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Indian American Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

In a boisterous campaign kickoff party, Indian American legislator Nevada State Assemblyman D’Silva, 37, a Rancho High School history teacher, UPenn, and Yale University graduate, announced his re-election bid to the Nevada State Assembly at the capacious Birrieria El Zarape Mexican Restaurant.

Close to 100 supporters of Reuben D’Silva attended the evening announcement, including elected officials, members of the Indian community, constituents, donors, supporters and scores of volunteers eagerly looking forward to volunteering with the door-to-door campaign. Among elected officials, Assemblywoman Venicia Considine, North Las Vegas City Councilman, a fellow teacher at Rancho High, Isaac Barron, and President of Hispanics in Politics Fernando Romero, attended to support D’Silva.

D’Silva is counting on his scores of high school student supporters for phone banking and a get-out-the-vote component of the campaign, connecting face-to-face with the prospective voters to bring in a personal touch to the political ground game. He gave a shout-out to his young campaign volunteers. As in the 2022 election, the ground game will be the game changer to re-elect D’Silva. As in the 2022 election, the campaign’s human connection will once again be the game changer to re-elect D’Silva. There was a collective energy in the room to kick-start the campaign. 

The re-election announcement party with Spanish entertainers, delicious authentic Mexican tacos, and homemade horchata was a perfect occasion for the District with a majority of Hispanic voters.

“My District I am founding out…this may be the poorest district in the State of Nevada, the poorest District with the least economic development,” said D’Silva. “I don’t have a hospital here, I don’t have a grocery store, there’s no grocery store in my District, I don’t even have a casino, and this is Nevada… there’s a lot of things to get addressed.”

In his address, D’Silva spoke of his freshman legislative session, “I learned the inner working that was the most important thing, when you get there, learned who the key figures are, learned the process.” He continued, “Things can get done. I know firmly that when people get involved in the process, their voice gets heard and gets important bills passed.”

In conclusion, D’Silva sincerely thanked all the supporters for taking time off from their busy weekday schedule to grace the occasion to kick off the campaign. 

Campaign Kickoff Pictures

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