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Sikh elected mayor of Anaheim city in California

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Successful Indian American Harry Singh has been elected as of Anaheim, one of the largest cities in the state of

who served as member of the City Council for eight years from 2002 to 2012, defeated in the November 6 mid-term elections. He would be the first Sikh of the city.

"I am honoured and thrilled to lead the charge in unifying our city once again," said after his electoral victory.

Born in India, Sidhu moved to the US along with his parents in 1974 as a permanent resident and settled in

Once sworn in, mayor-elect Sidhu will be one of the few Sikh mayors in the US, which includes of Hoboken and Mayor of

"It is incredibly exciting to see Mr Sidhu, a Sikh, become mayor of such a large and diverse city. I look forward to engaging with him on issues that impact Sikhs in Anaheim, and the larger region," said Jas Sajjan,

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 23:35 IST