Ro Khanna

A published author and self-identified progressive capitalist representing the Silicon Valley area who is one of only six elected Congressional officials to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists.

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Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, on a reintroduction of a resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Also pictured is Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

RoKhanna

45, California — 17, D

Who are they?

A published author and self-identified progressive capitalist representing the Silicon Valley area who is one of only six elected Congressional officials to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists.

Pre-Congress?

A former practicing attorney and law professor, Ro also served in the Obama administration’s Department of Commerce, leading trade missions and working to increase U.S. exports. He later was appointed to the White House Business Council.

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  • Congressional Term Limits
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