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Meet the Candidate

Dr. Darshan Patel

New Mexicans deserve better leadership. I am running for Congress because Washington isn’t delivering for working families and we can do better.

For years, I’ve been fighting for families like yours.

I grew up in New Mexico, attended our schools, and made this my home. After college, I was a High School Math Teacher before attending medical school, and now I am a Rural Doctor in Lea County, NM. I’m proud to serve as the President of the Committee of Interns and Residents, a national union affiliate of SEIU comprised of Resident Physicians.

When I’m in Congress, you can trust that I will:

Work to expand access to healthcare.

Create high-quality, good-paying jobs to expand the middle class.

Fight for the common-sense issues that New Mexicans care about, like capping the costs of prescription drugs.

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Rural Physician

I chose to practice in rural New Mexico because I have seen the systemic inequities in our healthcare system and I knew I wanted to help.

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National Labor Leader

I’m the President of the Committee of Interns and Residents, a national healthcare affiliate of SEIU representing over 20,000 doctors.  Now more than ever, we need candidates who understand the power of the labor movement and collective organizing.

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Son of New Mexico

I grew up here, I went to school here, and I serve New Mexico everyday as a rural doctor.  I love our state and I know that extremists like Yvette Herrell will never deliver results for New Mexico families like mine or yours.

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Darshan Patel for Congress

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