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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of CupertinoCandidate for City Council

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Parth Bharwad

3,550 votes (9.74%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Youth Empowerment: The youth in Cupertino are some of the finest students across the United States with outstanding school ranking and test scores. I believe that local government should be more involved in providing students with the right opportuni
  • Sustainable Development: Cupertino is famous for many things, but what generally tops the list if being the headquarter of Apple Inc. Apple is building a wonderful new campus in Cupertino that is going to bring thousands of new jobs to the city. I be
  • Public Safety: As our city grows, it is important to address the issue of public safety within Cupertino. According to Areavibes, residents of Cupertino have a 1 in 60 chance of being a victim of property crime. The safety of the residents is one of



Hello! My name is Parth Bharwad. Being only 20, many people have asked me why I want to run for city council at such a young age. I believe that you are never too young to make a difference in your community. Since my freshman year of high school, I have been active in the community through volunteering and club activities. I was treasurer and then president of Monta Vista's Indo-American Student Association and have helped raise over $15,000 for non-profit organizations. We brought together hundreds of students for cultural dance events, concerts, and talent shows.  
My first introduction to government was working in then-Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's office in San Francisco in-between my freshman and sophomore year in high school. I was surrounded by like-minded students and learned about the legislative process and the influence of various public offices on decision making. Then, during my senior year, I was a part of Congressman Mike Honda's Student Advisory Committee. I was among a handful of students from district 17 working on various student related issues, giving our feedback to his office staff, and discussing the issues that we faced and how we can overcome them. Taking part in this committee gave me the ability to see firsthand how a congressman's office works, the issues they tackle, and the magnitude of effect that their decisions can have on everybody. 

Learn more about how I plan to make Cupertino, an already wonderful city, better for our future! 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Evolve
  • We Support Cupertino
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

Elected Officials (6)

  • Fiona Ma
  • Anjali Kausar
  • Manny Cappello
  • Malia Cohen
  • Mary-Lynne Bernald
  • Rich Waterman

Videos (1)

— October 12, 2016 Parth Bharwadw

Introduction to Parth & information about campaign positions on various issues & why Parth is the best choice for Cupertino!

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