A Democratic candidate filed Wednesday for House District 31, currently held by Republican Rep. Andy Davis of Little Rock, who is not seeking re-election.
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Added to a mix that already included two Republican candidates — Keith Brooks of Little Rock and R.J. Hawk of Bryant — and an independent, Sandy Furrer of Little Rock, was Democrat Mazhil Rajendran. The district covers parts of western Little Rock and Pulaski County and parts of Bryant and Alexander.
His release says he holds a doctorate in engineering management and works in information technology as well as being a partner in two restaurants in the River Market, Jay’s Pizza and The India Feast.
More from his release:
Mazhil has served in various capacities including as Director of the Friends of Central Arkansas Library System (FOCAL), a Board Member of the Asbury Christian Child Development Centre, Senate Member of M. S. University India, an Executive Committee Member of the Indian Community Center Project coordinated by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and as President of Arkansas Tamil Sangam (a language and community organization). Mazhil is also a Life Member of the Institution of Engineers and Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education.
Mazhil has been a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock since 2001, and is driven by strong Christian values that has driven to serve and meet the needs of others. Mazhil is a first generation Indian American and seeks to make history in this election, and prove anything is possible in the United States when the people unite to demand more out of our government.