An Indian-American educator has announced to run for the US House of Representatives. Deep Saran, 45, is one of almost a dozen Democrats in the fray for the primary to earn the right to challenge the two-term GOP congressional representative Barbara Comstock from the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.
“I’m a teacher, school founder, technology entrepreneur, lawyer, and child of immigrants from India,” Saran said on his campaign website. Saran said he would champion a national commitment for improved quality of public education both in terms of accessibility and in terms of affordability.
“As the child of immigrants, I would push back against intolerance and hatred,” Saran said. Saran’s parents emigrated from India over 50 years ago. His father was a refugee during India’s partition. He founded and runs a school, ‘Loudoun School for the Gifted’
Saran holds a degree in political science from the University of Maryland and attended law school at Georgetown University. He was previously a corporate attorney for large firms in Baltimore and Chicago but left private legal practice to study how children learn and to work on a Ph.D. in Human Development at the University of Maryland.