An Indian-American Sikh woman from California has been elected to a major position in the Republican Party at the national level. Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, was elected as the newest national committee member of the Republican National Committee on Sunday by thousand plus votes in attendance at the California Republican Party convention.
She was earlier the vice chairman of the California GOP. She was the first woman elected to this position of vice chair of the California Republican Party. Dhillon was also the first woman elected to this position of vice chair of the California Republican Party. A nationally recognised trial lawyer, Dhillon, 47, was born in Chandigarh, India but raised in rural North Carolina. Following her clerkship with Paul V Niemeyer of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Dhillon’s practice in New York, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area has focused on federal and state commercial litigation and arbitration.
Based in San Francisco, Dhillon, among other things, also sat on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union, and once made a financial contribution to Kamala Harris’ campaign for local office – Harris who is a US Senate hopeful and rising star in Democratic politics.