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A Resident of Woodside, Queens since 1996, Somnath Ghimire has been actively involved in Democratic politics and campaigns in addition to serving as a leader in the Nepali American community for more than 2 decades. 

In addition to serving as SAFA's State Director in New York, Somnath currently serves as President of Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation America, ( as well as the President of the Jackson Heights Chapter of Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL). He also serves as Global Program Manager of International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development (INHURED INTERNATIONAL) and has traveled to 22 countries on human rights missions.

Previously, he worked as Census Field Supervisor for the 2020 Census, and served in many leadership positions in the Nepali American community including as President of Nepalese Public Relations Committee America. Additionally, Somnath has been a volunteer on many Democratic campaigns at the national, state and local levels including the Presidential campaigns of President Biden, Obama and Clinton.

Somnath is excited to mobilize the South Asian community in New York to turn out the Democratic vote in the state.

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