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Indian-American Niraj Antani Sworn in as Ohio Senator, First Ever Desi in State Senate

Image credits: Twitter/Niraj Antani.

Image credits: Twitter/Niraj Antani.

Antani formerly served as State Representative for the 42nd Ohio House District since 2014. He was the youngest serving member of the Ohio State House of Representatives.

Niraj Antani has been sworn-in as Ohio's senator, making him the first Indian-American to serve in the state's Senate.

Antani, 29, who was elected to the Ohio state Senate from the 6th District, was sworn-in on Monday.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent the community in which I was born and raised as a State Senator,” Antani said soon after being sworn-in.

Antani will serve a full four-year term.

“I will continue to work hard every day for each Ohioan so that they can have the opportunity to achieve their American dream. In this uncertain economic and health time, we must diligently strive to enact policies for the benefit of all Ohioans,” Antani said.

On Twitter, he wrote "Truly honored to have been officially sworn-in as State Senator today! As I became the first Indian-American State Senator in Ohio history today, I vow to work hard every day so each Ohio can achieve their American Dream."

Antani formerly served as State Representative for the 42nd Ohio House District since 2014. He was the youngest serving member of the Ohio State House of Representatives.

(With inputs from PTI)


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