Swadeep Nigam to Run for Assembly District 21
Twenty five year Southern Nevada resident, Swadeep Nigam, announced his candidacy as a Republican in Nevada’s 21st Assembly District.
Nigam, a financial analyst for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and chief financial officer for Palatine Investments LLC, described his decision to seek office as opportunity to “bring economic prosperity and jobs back to Southern Nevada,” and said he would do so while bringing “common sense solutions to Carson City.” Nigam cited his experience in both the private and public sectors as factors which led to his decision to run for elected office. “I believe I can fill a trust gap that exists between the electorate and their representatives” said Nigam.
“As a fiscal conservative, I believe we need legislators who will stand up against tax increases, balance our budgets, and bring transparency and accountability to Carson City.” Nigam, who has an MBA with 30 years of experience in accounting and finance, also highlighted the need to get special interests out of politics. “This starts by electing new people and new faces to the Legislature, those who will only hold themselves accountable to the people who elect them.”
Appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Nigam is also the father of two children, Anjali and Nikhail. He stated the need to improve Nevada’s education system. “Education is the building block of our community.”
He highlighted the need to give parents and students choice in their schools and equalize the funding disparity between northern and southern Nevada universities.
He has highlighted this issue by creating a $25,000 scholarship with the assistance of the Nevada Policy Research Institute for graduating high school students studying business and public policy.
Nigam was also pleased to announce the endorsement of one of the state’s most respected legislators, Assemblyman John Hambrick of Nevada’s 2nd Assembly District.
“I have known Swadeep Nigam for the past 10 years and can attest to his professionalism and integrity,” Hambrick said. “He has a unique understanding of the challenges Nevada faces. He understands the budget process and will work to protect the citizens of Assembly District 21 from those who tax and spend your money. I encourage you to support Swadeep with your time, money, and vote.”
About Swadeep Nigam
Swadeep Nigam is a 20 year resident of Nevada’s 21st Assembly District and brings with him over thirty years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently, he is a Financial Analyst for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and is Chief Financial Officer for the Palatine Investments. In March 2011, Swadeep was honored by Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve as a Commissioner on the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Swadeep holds a Bachelor in Accounting (Honors), Masters in Applied Economics, and an MBA in Finance. He is a proud father of two children who graduated from local public schools.
Swadeep is the former Treasurer of the Clark County Republican Party, former Assistant Treasurer of the NV Republican Party, Member of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, former Treasurer and Board Member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the NAACP, Board Member of the Kiwanis Club of Asian American in Las Vegas, and delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.
Swadeep is committed to excellence in education for all Nevadans, and has done so through a scholarship he created in collaboration with NPRI for high school graduates wanting to go to college. He also serves on the advisory board of the prestigious Advanced Technology Academy of the Clark County School District. Swadeep Nigam is committed to bringing common sense solutions to Carson City.