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Union President, Rural Physician Dr. Darshan Patel Files to Run for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District

Jan 01, 2022
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Union President, Rural Physician Dr. Darshan Patel Files to Run for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District

Albuquerque, NM – Dr. Darshan Patel has submitted paperwork to enter the Democratic Primary for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District. Dr. Patel is the National President of the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, a labor union for healthcare workers. Raised in New Mexico, Darshan was a public high school math teacher before entering medicine. Dr. Patel completed his Family and Community Medicine residency at the University of New Mexico and currently practices as a rural physician in Lea County, NM. 

“Even before the pandemic, I saw my patients struggle every day with accessing what they need to lead flourishing lives. In these times of crisis, our rural communities are especially hurting. That is why I want to take my advocacy for our neighbors beyond the exam room and into the halls of Congress. We must act to navigate these difficult times and that starts with better access to healthcare, education, and jobs that pay a living wage. It’s time to determine how we can best put the tools of recovery into the hands of the people of the 2nd Congressional District as we continue confronting Covid.” – Darshan Patel

To learn more about Darshan, visit The primary will occur on June 7, 2022. The general election will occur on November 8, 2022.



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