Manan Trivedi

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Manan Trivedi
Manan Trivedi meeting with potential voters during the 2010 Democratic Primary
Born (1974-05-22) May 22, 1974 (age 40)
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of California - Los Angeles (M.P.P.)
Boston University School of Medicine (M.D.)
Boston University (B.A.)
Occupation Primary Care Physician; Fmr. Lt. Commander, United States Navy
Political party
Spouse(s) Surekha
Children Sonia, Ashmi

Manan Trivedi (born May 22, 1974) is a physician and Iraq War veteran. He is the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district in the 2014 election, having previously run in 2010[1] and 2012.[2]

Early life, education and career[edit]

Trivedi was born and raised in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania and was the valedictorian at his high school.[3] He went to Boston University for college and medical school, completing a Masters in Public Policy at UCLA. He is currently employed as a board-certified doctor of internal medicine at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pennsylvania.[3] Before running for Congress, Trivedi served as a Health Care Advisor to the Obama for America campaign.

Military service[edit]

During the Iraq War, Trivedi served as a battalion surgeon with the United States Marine Corps.[4] He earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Commendation Medal, and his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.[5]

Congressional campaigns[edit]


In the May 18, 2010 primary election, Trivedi defeated journalist Doug Pike and Lower Merion Commissioner Brian Gordon by 672 votes.[3][6]

Trivedi lost to his opponent Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]


Trivedi won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district again in 2012.[2] He received the endorsement of Democracy for America, and was selected as one of their Dean Dozen. In the general election, he was again defeated by Gerlach.[7]


On January 6, 2014, incumbent Jim Gerlach announced he would not run for re-election.[8] Trivedi announced his candidacy on February 10,[9] and won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district for a 3rd time in on May 20.[10] He will face Republican Ryan Costello in the general election.[11]

Political positions[edit]

Manan Trivedi considers himself pro-choice, supports increasing taxes and providing tax incentives to businesses for job creation, supports federal regulations of greenhouse gases, opposes repealing 2010 Affordable Care Act, opposes requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship, and opposes privatizing social security.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Trivedi and his wife, Surekha, reside in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.[3]


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