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Swadeep is endorsed by Las Vegas community leaders who believe in his commitment to affordable higher education for all.

Mark Hutchison, Former Nevada State Lieutenant Governor

John Hambrick, Former Nevada State Assembly Speaker

Lynn Stewart, Former Nevada State Assemblyman

Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioner

Justin Jones, Clark County Commissioner

Chris Giunchigliani, Former Clark County Commissioner

Isaac Barron, Mayor Pro Tempore/City of North Las Vegas Councilman

Stavros Anthony, Las Vegas City Councilman & Former Regent University System

Sunny Vinuya, President, Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

Milan Chatterjee Esq.,  President, American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists, Nevada Chapter

Monterey Brookman, Board Member, Touro University

Jim Marsh, Owner of Jim Marsh Kia and Jeep Chrysler

Jagdish Mehta, Ph.D., CEO, Chersus Holdings LLC, Adjunct Professor in Finance, UNLV & President CFS Society of Nevada

John Laub, President & CEO WundHealing BioPharmaceuticals Inc.

Paul Padda Esq., President, Paul Padda Law and Chairman, South Asian Bar Association – Las Vegas

Kyle Stephens, Brady Industries

Vikas Sayal, M.D., President, Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Fayyaz Raja, Former Vice-Chair, Clark County Democratic Party

Ulli Miyashiro, Former Vice-Chair, Clark County Republican Party

Andy Matthews, Former President, Nevada Policy Research Institute

Mahendra Mehta, Ph.D., President, Friends of India

Dave Gibbs, Former Chair, Clark County Republican Party

Arun Gupta, Esq., Commissioner, Clark County Asian American Pacific Islander Community Commission

Eric Kohli, Esq., President IP Law World


Nevada Board of Regents – Swadeep Nigam

Of the two seats that will be on the ballot, the Sun will offer an endorsement on only one: Nigam in District 3. Nigam is a financial analyst who has served on the Nevada Equal Rights Commission and numerous other boards, including the Las Vegas chapter of the NAACP. He is exactly the kind of person who should be on the state Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s universities and colleges similar to how a school board oversees a public school system.


Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) endorsed Swadeep Nigam for his continued commitment to affordable higher education for all students.




Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioner, former NV State Assemblyman and State Senator.


“I support Swadeep Nigam for Regent. He is thoughtful, engaging, and advocates for excellent education for Southern Nevada’s diverse and growing student population. His education and professional experience on various Boards and Commissions will assist the Nevada System of Higher Education with progressive reforms. He is approachable and genuinely committed to students and other stakeholders. Please join me in supporting Swadeep for Board of Regent from District 3.”


Stavros Anthony, Las Vegas City Councilman and former Regent of the State University System.

“I have known Swadeep for over 20 years and I can attest his prudent financial decision making and commitment to higher education. Swadeep will be a great addition to the Board of Regent.”


Andy Matthews, former President, Nevada Policy Research Institute

I’ve known Swadeep Nigam for more than a decade, and in that time, I’ve seen his deep commitment to building a better future for our state.  In particular, I appreciate his passion for education, and his understanding of the policy reforms Nevada needs in order to bring greater quality, affordability and accountability to our higher education system. As the former President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, I know how crucial it is that we get public policy right. And Swadeep has the principles, vision, experience and command of the issues that our current higher education challenges require. I am honored and proud to endorse Swadeep Nigam for Regent in District 3.


Milan Chatterjee, President, American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists, Nevada Chapter

Swadeep Nigam is a strong leader in Nevada’s South Asian community. He is well-respected by officials from both parties. Swadeep’s commitment to Nevada, and it’s prosperity, inspires us all.

I’ve worked closely with Swadeep through the Las Vegas South Asian Bar Association.  It is my utmost honor to support Swadeep’s bid for University System Regent!


Fayyaz Raja, former Vice Chair, Clark County Democratic Party


“I have known Swadeep and his family for years as a friend and a fellow member of local political and social groups. During that time, I have had many opportunities to observe his positive relationship with the community.  Swadeep will be a great asset to Nevada because of his commitment to higher education.”


Nevada First Agenda Association endorsed Swadeep for the University System Regent from District 3. NFAA promotes awareness and solutions to major issues impacting our vibrant community.


Ulli Miyashiro, former Vice Chair, Clark County Republican Party endorses Swadeep Nigam.

“I have known Swadeep Nigam for over 15 years, and I am proud to endorse him as the next member of the State University System Board of Regents. With his professional background in finance, accounting and economics plus his MSC in economics and an MBA in finance, he will be a strong advocate of Nevada’s higher education system and its growing diverse student community. I strongly endorse him for Regent, District 3.”


Reuben D’Silva, Educator, Clark County School District.

Swadeep will make an excellent NSHE Regent.  He is committed to only keeping Nevada colleges and universities affordable, but reducing tuition costs.  Swadeep will help make a college education accessible to thousands more Nevada families.”


Arun Gupta, Esq., Commissioner, Clark County Asian American Pacific Islander Community Commission

“Swadeep is the clear choice for Board of Regent as he is committed to the diverse student population at UNLV.  Swadeep not only brings us a vision of improving higher education, but also understands complexities in public financing of state funded institutions of higher learning.”


Steve Commander, former Director, Clark County Republican Party

“I believe the Board of Regents District 3 would be greatly enhanced with the election of Swadeep Nigam. I have known Swadeep for many years. Swadeep is committed to education by providing a scholarship through the Nevada Policy Research Institute. For the past 10 years, Swadeep has given a $3,000 scholarship to one graduating senior from Clark County. He also donates to UNLV for their scholarship program and provided Apple products for an underserved elementary school. Swadeep also donates December Holiday Turkey Dinners to students of a needy elementary school. Swadeep is a truly dedicated, honest, trust worthy, experienced, charity given individual who will significantly benefit all who are located in Board of Regents District 3.”


Eric N. Kohli, Patent Attorney, IP Law World

“I have known Swadeep professionally for several years, spanning countless events and settings. Swadeep is a dedicated and responsible person who assists the underprivileged and needy. For example, for 10 years he has funded a scholarship for students graduating from local high schools. It is my privilege to endorse Mr. Swadeep Nigam for Regent, State University, District 3.”


POIPAC is a non-partisan political action committee whose goal is to increase the voices of Asian-Pacific Islander & other communities at every level of Government.



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