Sri Preston Kulkarni, an Indian-origin leader in the United States, easily won the Democratic primary for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District on Tuesday and will run in the November election against the Republican candidate.
Mr Kulkarni, 40, a former diplomat who served in Iraq, Russia, Israel and Taiwan, defeated attorney Nyanza Davis Moore and former Pearland city council member Derrick Reed in the party election on Tuesday, The Hill reported.
He previously ran against retiring Republican Pete Olson, coming close to beating the incumbent during the 2018 mid-terms. He would take on the winner of the May 26 Republican primary run off.
Mr Kulkarni is the son of an Indian novelist and academician who migrated to America in 1969 and a white mother.