Finding it difficult to defend the Trump administration`s policies as a diplomat especially over race and immigration, Sri Preston Kulkarni last December decided to quit his dream job at the US state department to run for Congress. Kulkarni, whose family traces its roots to Maharashtra and Karnataka, on his website said he spent his career trying to reduce conflict in other countries...”but right now hostility and conflict are being inflamed in our own country through the politics of anger and demagoguery”. He said he has worked under Democratic and Republican administrations before, but the current situation is different and should concern all Americans of conscience. After quitting his job, Kulkarni announced that he will run for the 22nd Congressional District of Texas, to be part of the policy making, and not implementing them. Six months later, he won the Democratic primary and is pitching for a tough battle against five-term Republican incumbent Pete Olson. There is a little bit of nervousness on the other side about (my) campaign, Kulkarni added. Kulkarni`s family immigrated to the US in 1969 to Louisiana, where he was born in 1978. Soon thereafter they moved to Houston, where Kulkarni grew.