LOWELL, MA– Beej Das, a Democratic candidate for US Congress from Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District, was trailing far behind his rivals in primary elections.
As of 11:35 PM Tuesday night, Mr. Das had received only 1,013 votes, or 1.8 percent of the votes counted. There were seven candidates ahead of him with Lori Trahan leading the pack with 12,964 votes, or 23 percent of the votes counted. Daniel Koh was at the second place with 11,709 votes, or 20.2 percent.
As a first generation Indian American, Das viewed his presence on the ballot as another sign to children of color across the country that their voice and perspective matter in politics.
If elected, Beej would be the first Indian American to represent any East Coast state from Florida to Maine in Congress and the first Indian American on the ballot for U.S. House of Representatives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Mr.Das recieved his Bachelors in Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont. He then Attended University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. After completing law school Das worked as a federal law clerk for the Hon. Judge Benson Everett Legg of the U.S. District court of Maryland.
After his clerkship ended Das taught classes a UMass Lowell, and started working at top law firms in the Boston Law Firm. He then became a successful hotel developer.