FLUSHING, QUEENS, NY: 25th Assembly District Leader Mrs. Uma Sengupta is a longtime Democratic activist and civic leader. Born in Kolkata, India and immigrating to the United States in 1970, she is the first woman of Indian origin to become an elected official in New York State.
She marked her sixth run for the 25th Assembly District Leader through a “Campaign Kick Off Event,” at the beautiful, Worlds Fair Marina Banquet & Restaurant outdoor premises, Flushing, NY. Mrs Sengupta received a significant endorsement with the presence at the event of elected officials like Congressman Joe Crowley, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Senator Malcolm Smith & Toby Stavisky, New York City Comptroller John Liu, Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, Assemblyman Grace Meng who is the Democratic candidate for the Congress, David Weprin, Manhattan District Leader, and Jenifer Rajkumar, the second district leader of Indian heritage in New York City. Also in attendance was former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson & Former councilwoman Melinda Katz. Many community members and Indian American professionals also attended the event to show support.
Dr. Ujwala Shah, Lady of Ceremonies for the event, introduced the guest speakers as each had an incredible story and great reverence to share about the time and efforts that Uma Sengupta has accomplished for the community over her years as District Leader. Congressman Joe Crowley shared, “Every time I see District Leader Uma Sengupta she is only asking for help for others, never for herself. In all the years I have known and worked with her, she only works for others. She is a true angel on earth.”
Congresswoman Maloney spoke of the importance of women in politics and the importance of minority groups having representation in the political arena to ensure their needs are heard by elected officials. New York City Comptroller John Liu stated, “Working with District Leader Uma Sengupta over the years has been a sincere pleasure. She is a true voice for the community, working for the people, and attaining great results.”
New York State Malcolm Smith said “I fully endorse District Leader Uma Sengupta. We need her and she will win” and the same support was echoed by Assemblyman Scarborough.
District Leader Uma Sengupta concluded the event noting her mission for the next two years: “We all have to work together and make it possible for one of our community members to be a future candidate for public office. Unless we are united we cannot achieve this goal. Together, we can make a difference for our community and I hope to continue this partnership in the future with your support.”
India Post News Service