Thursday, March 27, 2008

Immigrant of the Day: Arjinderpal Singh Sekhon (India)

Candidate_pic Arjinderpal Singh "A.J." Sekhon (India) is a physician and Army Colonel who ran for Congress in California's 2nd district in 2006. He eaned his MD from the Medical College in Amritsar. Sekhon is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve's 36th Civil Affairs Brigade and has otherwise been self-employed as a medical doctor since 1979.

Sekhon won the June 2006 Democratic primary to gain the nomination to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sekhon opposes the Iraq War, and supports health care reform and protecting the environment. Sekhon lost to Wally Herger in the November 2006 general election.

Sekhon currently lives in Yuba City, California.


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