Josh Kaul elected Attorney General in Wisconsin; 6 elected to state legislatures

Josh Kaul was elected Attorney General of Wisconsin, becoming the only Indian American to currently serve in statewide office.
Though no new persons got elected to Congress from the Indian American community, all four incumbents were reelected. They are: Congressman Ami Bera from California, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington State, Congressman Ro Khanna from California, and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois.
Six new state legislators were also elected from the community. Padma Kuppa to Michigan House; Kevin Thomas to New York State Senate; Nima Kulkarni to Kentucky Hosuse; Mujtaba Mohammed to North Carolina State Senate; Amish Shah to Arizona House; and Ram Villivalam to Illinois State Senate. Kevin, Nima, Amish, and Ram will be the first Indian Americans to ever serve in their state legislatures.
In Fort Bend County, Texas, KP George unseated a long-time incumbent in his race for County Judge (executive position) and Juli Mathew won her campaign for county court at law.

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Josh has spent much of his career working to keep families safe and to protect the right to vote.
Wisconsin Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul served as a federal prosecutor in Baltimore, one of America’s most violent cities. He prosecuted murderers, gang members, and drug traffickers, taking dangerous criminals off the street and making communities more secure.
When Josh came home to Wisconsin to raise a family, he took on a new challenge: protecting the right to vote. In recent years, state legislatures around the country have made it more difficult to vote in a variety of ways—from reducing early voting to eliminating options for registering to vote. Josh has gone to court to fight back against these laws that restrict access to the ballot box.
Josh grew up in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, where he attended public schools. He played fullback on his high school football team and first base on the baseball team. Josh’s mom, Peg Lautenschlager, spent much of her career working as a prosecutor, and his step-dad, Bill Rippl, was a police officer.
Josh went to college at Yale, where he met his wife, Lindsey. He majored in history and economics and graduated with honors. He then attended Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review.
Josh began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin, who was then the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After his clerkship, Josh worked for Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.
Josh and Lindsey are the proud parents of two young boys, Simon and Henry.