Indian-American Pramila Jayapal elected to U.S House

Pramila Jayapal became the First Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S House of Representatives, winning the Washington State Senate seat.

51-year-old Pramila got 57 per cent of the votes from Washington State, leaving behind her rival Brady Walkinshaw, who secured 43 per cent votes.

India-born Pramila made a mark with her progressive agenda in the Washington State Senate.

Endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential aspirant, Pramila is running from the seventh Congressional District of Washington State that encompasses Seattle and its neighbourhood.