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Indian-American endorsed for council elections

Washington: A US politician has thrown his weight behind an Indian-American industry veteran for the upcoming New York state council elections, a media report said.

Tony Avella, democratic state senator from the 11th New York senate district, has backed Satnam Singh Parhar, a construction industry veteran from Bellerose, New York, Manhattan-based weekly newspaper Observer reported on Tuesday.

Avella said he was endorsing Parhar because he has a strong record of “getting results”.

“It is time this district elects a candidate who reflects its great diversity, understands the issues it faces, and who will tirelessly fight to secure its fair share of city funding and services,” Avella was quoted as saying.

He is one of the democrats to contest in primary elections slated for September 10.