was a 2012 Democratic
candidate for District 79
of the California State Assembly
On his 2012 campaign site, Voorakkara outlines his campaign themes:
- "Sid Voorakkara is a community leader with extensive experience in improving the quality of life for underserved individuals and communities by bringing people and organizations together to improve healthcare access, job training and employment opportunities."
Voorakkara would have been the first Indian American to hold an Assembly seat in California.
- See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012
Voorakkara ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 79. He was eliminated in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012.
|California State Assembly, District 79 Blanket Primary, 2012
|| Sid Voorakkara
|| Patricia Ann Washington
|| Matt Mendoza
Voorakkara lived in New Jersey before moving to California. He worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and former U.S. House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt.
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