Indian American businessman Harry Arora has announced his plan to run for Congress in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District. Arora, 48, will face Democratic Rep. Jim Himes in the election to be held next year, reported Greenwich Times.
Arora, who is seeking the Republican nomination, has filed his paperwork with the state to register as a candidate in December.
“My understanding of economics and policy framework will allow me to propose thoughtful policies to reverse the harm being inflicted by current policies,” Arora said. “After a successful business career, I want to serve the public cause. I consider that my duty. I have been blessed with the American dream. Now it is my turn to give back and serve.”
According to his website, Arora believes in protecting the freedom of citizens, ensuring equal opportunity, and compassion for everyone.
Arora’s focus would be on reviving the economy of Connecticut, lowering the cost of healthcare and improving government.
“There are so many in Congress who do not even read the bills they pass – let alone understand the impact of those laws,” he alleges on his website.
Born in India, Arora came to the US as a graduate student. After his graduation, he worked for large corporations for a decade. He has worked with Amaranth Advisors, LLC, a Greenwich-based hedge fund that collapsed in 2006.
Arora started his own investment management firm ARCIM Advisors, LLC in 2006. In 2012, he co-founded Northlander Advisors, an investment firm with a focus on European energy.
With more than two decades of investment management experience, Arora learned in great detail about our fiscal and monetary policies.
“I came to understand the impact of immigration, employment trends, and industry structure. This experience has given me an appreciation of how incentives are critical for the success of a system,” Arora said.
Arora lives in Greenwich with his wife Nisha and their three children.