Indian American Teen Politician Switches Race
The Ohlone seat opened up when John Weed retired after 33 years on the board. Shah said former state Assemblyman John Dutra approached him about running for that seat. Ohlone College in Fremont is a community college and Shah said he wants to focus on an education and he wants to market the college to both young high school graduates and older students who want job retraining.
Shah says he has had to deal with some supporters who are questioning his campaign switch. But Dutra has sent out a letter of support. “As a student there, he will be directly affected by the policies of the board and will provide an unrivaled level of accountability and a unique personal investment to seeing Ohlone succeed,” Dutra said in his statement of support.