Indian American Pradeep Gupta elected as South San Francisco city mayor

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Gupta was the city’s Vice Mayor.

Pradeep Gupta

A week after the electing Savita Vaidhyanathan as the first Indian American mayor of Cupertino another Indian origin has been elected as the mayor of a California city, this time for the city of South San Francisco .

According to media reports, Pradeep Gupta, an IIT Chennai alumnus has sworn in as the mayor of the city early this month.

“It is my honor to step up and continue the work that former Mayor Mark Addiego has started,” said Gupta in a statement.

“We have a great group of people on our council, many who have served the city for years. I’m eager to lead this council and our city during such exciting times,” he added.

Gupta was unanimously by the South San Francisco City Council to the City Council in December 2012. He was subsequently elected in November 2013 to a full four-year term and will be up for re-election in 2017.

Prior to his election to the City Council, he was on the South San Francisco Planning Commission for three years, serving as the Commission’s Chair in 2011.

Gupta has a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is specialized in the area of energy efficiency and long-term planning of electric utility systems.

His professional career spans over thirty years of working with electric utility industries both in the US and abroad. In addition to an extensive work history, Vice Mayor Gupta has served on several domestic & international boards and task forces related to business forecasting and utility planning.

Prior to his election as the Mayor, he was serving as the city’s Vice Mayor.