Indian American Akshay Desai has been roped in by the U.S.’s Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his outreach to the Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 presidential elections.
Florida-based Desai, the CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian- Americans and Pacific Islanders for the Romney community.
‘I am pleased and honored to serve as a national co-chair for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney,’ Desai said.
‘As a businessman, I know all too well what it takes to make it in the private sector. When I hear President Obama tell small business people that ‘somebody else’ made their success happen, I know he is not cut out to turn around our economy,’ he added.
‘Mitt Romney is the change we so desperately need, and I look forward to having him in the White House,’ Desai said.
Praising the community members for their contribution to the American society, Romney said, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have wonderful cultures that enrich all of America.
‘I am honoured to have the support of such great Asian-Americans, and look forward to working with them,’ he said.