|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Fleetwood High School|
|Master's||University of California, Los Angeles|
|M.D.||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||2001-2003|
|Date of birth||May 22, 1974|
Trivedi was raised in Pennsylvania by Indian immigrant parents. After graduating from medical school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. From 2001 to 2003, Trivedi served as a battalion surgeon for the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment Marine Corps Infantry Battalion, and he was among some of the first ground forces to enter Iraq. Trivedi earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Commendation Medal and his unit was given the Presidential Unit Citation. After serving in Iraq, Trivedi served as health policy advisor to the Navy Surgeon General. He is currently a primary care physician at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Trivedi outlined his top priorities for the 6th District on his 2012 official campaign website. They included, but were not limited to the following:
- Jobs and the Economy:
Trivedi wants to reduce our country's dependence on foreign energy, "put national security back into the hands of America, deliver new jobs to the American economy, stop the progression of global climate change, and maintain America’s place as a leader in the world." He also wants to support measures to enable a more educated and qualified future workforce, such as financial assistance programs for underprivileged students to attend college or vocational schools. "Whether it’s in information technology, manufacturing, or green technology, we cannot foster this recovery and transformation without a workforce that is well-educated and trained to fill these new jobs. We also need to provide incentives and rewards for businesses that are committed to creating good-paying, quality jobs."
- Military and our Veterans:
Excerpt: "We must plan for a more reasonable deployment cycle, increase educational and healthcare benefits for the active duty and veteran community, and raise compensation for the junior enlisted, if not all our soldiers and sailors."
To improve the nation's education system, Trivedi proposes steps such as investing in better pre-school opportunities for needy children, "revamping No Child Left Behind," recruiting and retaining higher quality educators, and dedicating more time and resources to training technical workers.
Trivedi ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District. Trivedi ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014. Manan Trivedi lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2014|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State|
DCCC's "Red-to-Blue" program
Trivedi was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red-to-Blue program. DCCC chair Steve Israel said, “Manan Trivedi has a proven record of serving his community and his country, both as a physician and Iraq War veteran, and he has shown he knows how to put together a strong and disciplined campaign. Voters in this district want to elect a moderate problem-solver like Manan Trivedi, and do not want a Tea Party Republican whose views are outside the mainstream and who will continue Washington Republicans’ obsession with boosting special interests and the ultra-wealthy at the expense of the middle class.”
According to the DCCC’s website, the "Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support. The program will introduce Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns."
- Trivedi received the endorsement of the Chester County Democratic Party. Chester County makes up roughly 42 percent of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.
- Former Democratic candidate Michael Parrish endorsed Trivedi.
|Poll||Ryan Costello||Manan Trivedi||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
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Trivedi ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District. Trivedi was unopposed in the April 24 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Rep. Jim Gerlach (R) in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Gerlach Incumbent||57.1%||191,725|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
In 2010, Trivedi challenged Gerlach for the 6th Congressional District seat, but he lost in the general election.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010|
|Republican||Jim Gerlach Incumbent||57.1%||133,770|
|Manan Trivedi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 7, 2014||$0.00||$132,416.50||$(20,584.98)||$111,831.52|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, 2012 - Manan Trivedi Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,234,892|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,108,953|
|Top contributors to Manan Trivedi's campaign committee|
|University of Pennsylvania||$19,694|
|University of California||$10,750|
|NARAL Pro-Choice America||$10,300|
|Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- United States House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District
- Lebanon Daily News, "Manan Trivedi announces candidacy for 6th Congressional District seat," February 11, 2014
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- Philly.com, Reading physician, an Iraq vet, to challenge Gerlach, December 21, 2011
- Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Campaign website, Official bio, December 21, 2011
- Official Campaign Website, "Issues," accessed October 4, 2012 (dead link)
- Trivedi for Congress, "MANAN TRIVEDI EARNS SPOT IN DCCC’S COMPETITIVE RED-TO-BLUE PROGRAM," accessed July 24, 2014
- DCCC.org, "DCCC CHAIRMAN ISRAEL ANNOUNCES FIRST 35 DISTRICTS IN RED TO BLUE PROGRAM, HISTORIC HIGH FOR WOMEN," accessed July 24, 2014
- Politics PA, "PA-6: Chester County Dems Back Trivedi," accessed February 25, 2014
- Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Trivedi 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Manan Trivedi 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 26, 2013
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