Foreign policy and national security expert, Krystle Kaul, has announced her run for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The Democrat will focus on issues like public safety, women’s rights, healthcare, education, economy and jobs; and energy and the environment, according to her campaign website.
“I’m Krystle Kaul, I’m running for Congress to represent the people of Virginia District 10. I will fight to ensure everyone has the chance to make a good living, raise a family and create an American dream of their own,” her statement reads, alongside, “Kystle is the Klear Choice,” the campaign slogan.
Kaul has served as a director (GS-15) of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as director of strategic communications of the U.S. Air Force and NATO for General Dynamics Information Technology, and as an intelligence political-military expert at U.S. Central Command. She resigned from her position at the DOD within a year after former President Donald Trump took office.
Following that, she established a small business that assists firms owned by economically and socially disadvantaged individuals), disabled veteran and women-owned businesses, as well as medium to large companies to apply their solutions to safeguard the U.S.
Kaul is also the head facilitator for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s executive education programs via 2U, a company that contracts with non-profit colleges and universities to build, deliver, and support online and non-degree programs.
If elected in 2024, Kashmiri-origin Kaul will be the second Indian-origin woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, after Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
Kaul is one of the many Indian-origin candidates who have announced their run for Congress, including Vimal Patel, an entrepreneur who declared candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat in Alabama, and Ohio Senator Niraj Antani who announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat of Ohio. Suhas Subramanyam is another Indian-origin candidate running for Congress from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.