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Koshy Thomas, the Indian American candidate for New York City council is campaigning widely. The Indian Americans are hoping to win a seat in the New York City Council’s 23rd District.
Thomas has also held a gathering with members of the Queens, New York. The election is set for June 22.
While campaigning, Thomas has said that from last 27 years he is involved with the community and therefore he knows the community well and their concerns and aspirations.
In one of his speech, he said that he consider this upcoming election as a great opportunity to serve the people in the district. “There is so much to be done in terms of helping the community and the small business in these COVID times,” he added.
Annie Paul, a legislator from Rockland County also endorsed the Thomas.
George Abraham, vice-chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, termed it an historic opportunity to place Thomas in the City Council.
Abraham lauded him for his work in the community in the last several decades as an indication of his commitment and dedication to serving the people.
‘Undoubtedly, for anyone to succeed in an election, it requires financial resources and manpower. There is no shortage of that in our community; the question is whether we are willing to help in the next two months to attain our goal,” he told the gathering.
In his campaign website, Thomas has given call for tax rebates, $ 2000 rebate for small businesses, $1000 rebate for house owners.
A flyer is being circulated for campaign event scheduled for May 2nd, where Senator Kevin Thomas and other community leaders, associations have been called to address the gatherings.