Councilman Raj Salwan named to Alameda County Democratic Central Committee

Fremont, California Councilmember Raj Salwan has become the first Indian American to be elected to Alameda County Democratic Central Committee.

According to, Salwan received 2,962 or 26.69 percent of the votes.

Salwan’s top three priorities include ensuring that the voice and interests of Tri-City residents are well represented in Alameda County and addressing issues facing the community related to homelessness, traffic congestion, global warming, investment in infrastructure, affordable housing, and school funding.

Salwan grew up in Fremont, where he attended elementary, junior high and high school, his website says. He attended University of California, Irvine and studied Biological Sciences, and a received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Summa Cum Laude) from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Salwan is raising his three children, who also attend Fremont public schools, with his wife. He is also a published columnist and avid reader.

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