The Hush Post: 22-year-old Shubham Goel is an Indian-American IT professional. The news is that he is running for the post of the Governor of California.
Shubham is a techie with roots in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and is drawing attention to his campaign for many reasons.
He has till now delivered political lectures at several schools and in different cities, including San Francisco, Santa Monica, Merced, Bravas, Walnut Creek and Cambria.
And now he is on the streets with his megaphone, talking to crowds on why he’s the right guy to succeed Jerry Brown, the Democrat Governor who served two four-year terms.
Shubham is using the latest virtual reality technology to interact with his voters.
“I think virtual reality technology will change the world and solve educational issues in California,” he said.
Shubham’s parents came to America and excelled as IT professionals. His mother Karuna Goel is from Meerut while his father, Vipul Goel, both own a software company. Father Vipul is from Lucknow.
Shubham studied Economics and Cinema at the University of California. After graduating last year, he started working from October. He lives in Danville, California.
Shubham took the political plunge and he has his reasons. “I was born and raised in California. New-age tech can fix issues. I believe I am the first politician to campaign in virtual reality. There are many innovators out there, but they are not as involved in politics as they should be,” Shubham said.
“I think we need independent voices,” Subham says in reply to a question on why he’s in the poll battle. He’s a ‘nonpartisan’ candidate without political affiliation. “I think it’s time we use technology in politics and get the money out,” he said.
High on Shubham’s agenda is corruption. “There is much corruption,” he said, agreeing with someone who spoke regarding the issue during an interaction on virtual reality. “What are your plans as far as the administration goes?” he was asked during his campaign. “I will implement virtual reality in the public education system and this will bring down cost,” he said.