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About A. Nariman

I would like to introduce myself to the Buffalo Community as the Democrat challenger for the seat currently held by 
Rep. Thomas Reynolds in the newly configured 26th. Congressional District of New York.

My name is Ayesha F. Nariman. I am a citizen of the United States. I have lived in Williamsville (Buffalo) since 1982, and have lived in the United States for over twenty-eight years. I was born in Bombay, India, and am a Zoroastrian by birth. However, I truly believe, as the great Mahatma Gandhi stated, "I am a Hindu, but I am also a Muslim, a Christian and a Jew", and if I may add to the great manís words, "I am also a Buddhist, a Sikh, a Jain, a Bahai and a Zoroastrian".

I am a Financial Advisor by profession, and have been a Financial Advisor for over five years. I also have an MBA from the University of Buffalo (S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo) with dual majors in Financial Institutions & Markets and Health Care Systems. Upon completing my MBA in 1991, I was employed by M&T Bank for five years: first as a credit analyst, and later a credit policy analyst. I have two sons, Neville H. Patel (27) a graduate of Nichols, and Northwestern University who is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School of Management, and Cyrus H. Patel (25) a graduate of Williamsville South High School, and Cornell, who will be attending the Kellogg School of Management in September 2002.

 I consider my self a fiscally conservative and a socially moderate democrat.  I believe this is a good fit with the community I am prepared to serve should they so honor me with their vote of confidence.  As I am a relative unknown, I would welcome an invitation to speak before and meet with the members of this community of all stripes  - democrats, republicans, independents, conservatives and greens.  I know they will be pleasantly surprised by my message, and hope that they donít let labels prevent them from hearing progressive ideas from a candidate who is an independent ďout of the boxĒ thinker.