October 19, 2008 · 10:25 pm
Harpreet Sandhu’s campaign for Richmond City Council was featured October 16th on national Sikh interest blog Sikh Swim.
Harpreet has served in the leadership of the Sikh Center of the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, acting at different times as President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
He wants to continue serving Richmond as a City Council member, bringing all of the city’s diverse communities together to make Richmond a safer, more prosperous place to live.
September 18, 2008 · 5:10 pm
Some people are not sure if someone who wears a turban could get elected to office in Richmond.
I’m a Sikh – and the turban is a sacred part of my faith.
But having lived and raised a family in Richmond for over a quarter century, I know my turban isn’t the issue. The issue is what I will do to make our community safer a place where we can live and raise a family without fear.
We have to solve Richmond’s crime problem.
I’ve been on the Richmond City Council for nearly two years. In that time, cracking down on crime has been my focus. It’s my focus that has earned me the support of the Richmond Police Officers Association. Until we get control back of Richmond’s streets and make our neighborhoods safe, our schools will suffer and our local economy will suffer.
So, whether you wear a turban, dreadlocks, a hard hat, a fireman’s helmet or a yarmulke, if you want a Councilman whose top priority is safe streets and neighborhoods in Richmond, we have a lot in common.