The son of Indian immigrants, Samir Paul is pursuing the American Dream. The American University and Harvard University graduate is running for public office, contending for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Former Obama re-election staffer and current STEM teacher Samir Paul is running for an opening as the District 16 candidate, serving Bethesda. Endorsements from the Montgomery County Education Association, and political organization Run For Something, are getting more and more millennials excited about his campaign.

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Priding himself on his work for educational issues, Paul has an impressive resumé. A “30 Under 30” Educator, as honored by the National Education Association, began the STEM Talent Pipeline program and developed the only Advanced Placement Computer Science class in D.C. proper. He also served on the board for Blair Montgomery High School, his alma mater, and current employer.

Running as a Democrat, Paul is highlighting issues such as healthcare, public transportation, and women’s rights in addition to education. After the endorsements, he now has serious momentum for the next few months, as he has already raised the $100,000 needed to qualify as a primary candidate in this year’s House elections.

Primary elections will be held this June.