Sid Voorakkara

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Sid Voorakkara
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 79
Campaign website
Sid Voorakkara was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 79 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


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.[1]



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.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 79 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rudy Ramirez 11.3% 7,533
     Democratic Sid Voorakkara 7.6% 5,060
     Democratic Patricia Ann Washington 8.1% 5,401
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Weber 30.5% 20,293
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary England 29.1% 19,313
     Republican Matt Mendoza 13.3% 8,857
Total Votes 66,457


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.[4]

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