Indian-origin Becomes First South Asian To Secure Seat In New York State Assembly
By securing a seat in the New York State Assembly, Indian-origin Jenifer Rajkumar became the first South Asian woman to do so. The 38-year-old won against the Republican Giovanni Perna and will represent 38th Assembly District. She is an immigrants rights advocate and a professor at the City University of New York as well. She will serve the assembly for two years without term limits.