Sikh Candidate Runs for Condit’s Congressional Seat

Source: The New York Times

On March 4, 2002, The New York Times featured the story “Challenging Gary Condit Without Using His Name” about Dr. Sukhi Singh, candidate for Congress. “Dr. Singh is hardly the front-runner in the race … But the gentleman whose beard and turban have made him the object of much curiosity has managed to charm a district once considered ‘Condit Country.'” Dr. Singh first came to Stockton when he immigrated to the U.S. 34 years ago; today he lives in Fremont. The article explained, “Stockton, where many of the high- tech valley’s clerical workers have flocked in search of affordable housing, is also home to the first Sikh temple in the United States, built in 1915. That temple keeps Dr. Singh, former president of the Sikh Council of North America, connected to the area, he said. ‘The district is becoming even more diverse, and I represent that diversity,’ said Dr. Singh. Dr. Singh’s campaign slogan is ‘Restoring Values to the Valley.'”


Sikh Candidate Runs for Condit’s Congressional Seat

Source: The Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/1502717p-1579340c.html

On January 21, 2002, The Modesto Bee reported, “Congressional candidate fights stereotypes.” The article began, “Not every candidate for Congress has a campaign Web site that includes a primer on turbans, beards and the history of the Sikh religion. But then not every candidate is Sukhmander Singh, running for office in a Sept. 12 world.” The article continued, “The engineering professor is vying for the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat now held by Gary Condit. Condit and four other Democrats also are on the March 5 primary ballot… ‘Sept. 11, the backlash on Sikhs, the hate crimes against Sikhs, has disturbed us,’ said Singh … ‘Out of this disturbance, we are vigorously and strongly searching for a solution.'” For more information on Singh’s campaign, visit www.Singh2002.com