Indian American Harry Arora has been unanimously nominated for run for Congress on behalf of the Republican Party in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, running against incumbent Democrat Jim Himes in November. “This race is not an easy race. The incumbent is entrenched. But I do intend to take the fight to him — house by house, street by street, Facebook friend by Facebook friend,” Arora told the CT Post.
A first generation American who came to this country as a graduate school student to pursue the American dream, Arora says, “I still remember the day when my flight landed and I realized that I did not know a single person in the entire country. While I came to this country alone, from the day I arrived, I was the beneficiary of the generosity of Americans. Strangers became friends and partners.”
After graduation, he worked with large corporations for a decade – learning a lot but disillusioned at times. In 2006, he decided to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and start his own investment management business. He worked as a portfolio manager and analyst for 20 years studying and investing in macro markets. Through this experience, he gained an understanding of government policy and its impact on economy, employment and living standards. He learned in great detail about our fiscal and monetary policies. “I came to understand the impact of immigration, employment trends and industry structure. This experience has given me an appreciation of how incentives are critical for the success of a system,” Arora says.
Arora had told the Stamford Advocate earlier that Himes’ and Gov. Dannel Malloy’s policies have failed Connecticut and if he wins, he will focus on the Connecticut economy, healthcare and improving the government, according to his campaign website