Dr. Venkat is an emergency physician and was elected last cycle and serves as State House Representative for the 30th Legislative District in the state of Pennsylvania.
He is the first Indian American to be elected to the state House and the first physician to serve in the General Assembly in nearly 60 years.
His district includes part of Hampton Township, and all of McCandless, Franklin Park, Ohio Township, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, and Kilbuck.
Representative Venkat is a fighter for accessible and affordable healthcare, investing in our first responders, protecting reproductive rights, curbing gun violence, expanding access to the ballot box for all voters, and getting more people back into the workforce.
Representative Venkat is a member of the House Health, Insurance, Professional Licensure committees. He is also the Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus and a member of the Emerging Technologies Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus.
His parents immigrated to the United States, and it was their hard work and commitment to service that inspired him to become a physician.
Representative Venkat completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard University, his medical education at Yale University, and his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati/University Hospital.
He served as a member of the Board of the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority and is a former president of the state emergency physicians organization.
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