Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1|
Kaleka lists his campaign themes on his website. Here's an abbreviated list:
- Civil rights
- Progressive economy
- Environment responsibility
Kaleka is a filmmaker and divides his time between Los Angeles and Wisconsin. He claims Wisconsin is his home and points out he has paid taxes in both Wisconsin and California. He also contends his split residency does not hinder his campaign saying, "I don’t know if (where you live) corresponds to whether you’re going to do a good job in Congress. I would rather elect somebody who has a lot of national leadership experience and international experience."
Sirius is Kaleka's latest documentary. The film discusses "...the belief that oil interests and their allies in government have suppressed the existence of alternative energy sources." Kaleka said, "I don’t think that any knowledgeable human would say that extra-terrestrials don’t exist."
Kaleka is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. Kaleka is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kaleka's reports.
|Amar Kaleka (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$0||$72,279||$(14,892)||$57,387|
Kaleka is the son of Satwant Singh Kaleka, the Sikh temple president that was shot and killed along with five others in Milwaukee. The shooting occurred in 2012 at the Sikh temple.
Kaleka also won an Emmy in 2010 for directing the documentary, Jacob's Turn.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Amar + Kaleka + Wisconsin + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Wisconsin State Journal, "Son of slain Sikh temple president to challenge Paul Ryan," accessed October 16, 2013
- Campaign website, "The Issues", accessed January 29, 2014
- The Cap Times, "Amardeep Kaleka wages an unconventional campaign for Congress", accessed November 5, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014