Ohio Indian American Businessman Neil Patel Running for U.S. Senate
Businessman Neil Patel. (ashtabulagop.com photo)
India-West Staff Reporter
An Indian American businessman in central Ohio, Neil Patel, is running for the U.S. Senate. A community leader, Patel said he is running for the U.S. Senate so that he can fight to ensure every Ohioan has access to the same opportunity that allowed him to succeed—and to protect the American values that make us an example to the world, according to his campaign website.
Over his three decades in business, he has started and run dozens of small companies in Central Ohio, hiring over 1,000 employees. And as a man dedicated to public service, he helped link Columbus to cities across the world in trade through the organization Sister City International, enhancing local exports, noted the site.
Immigrating to the U.S. with just $20 in his pocket, Patel worked several jobs, including selling candy apples on the street —and eventually made enough to open his first small business and “live the American Dream.” As his success and knowledge in business grew over time, so did his self-driven duty to give back to the community and nation that made it all possible, notes the campaign.