Sikh Candidate Runs for Condit's Congressional Seat

January 21, 2002

Source: The Modesto Bee

On January 21, 2002, The Modesto Bee reported, "Congressional candidate fights stereotypes." The article began, "Not every candidate for Congress has a campaign Web site that includes a primer on turbans, beards and the history of the Sikh religion. But then not every candidate is Sukhmander Singh, running for office in a Sept. 12 world." The article continued, "The engineering professor is vying for the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat now held by Gary Condit. Condit and four other Democrats also are on the March 5 primary ballot... 'Sept. 11, the backlash on Sikhs, the hate crimes against Sikhs, has disturbed us,' said Singh ... 'Out of this disturbance, we are vigorously and strongly searching for a solution.'" For more information on Singh's campaign, visit