Neel Kashkari ran the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program at the height of the nation’s financial crisis. The Indian American is now planning a run for public office in California as a Republican, according to Zee News.
Kashkari has already expressed an interest at a run in several interviews and this week launched a web site highlighting his leadership and accomplishments. He also stepped down as an executive for the Pacific Investment Management Company.
He told the Wall Street Journal. “I come from modest upbringing. I have a successful track record. I’m an optimist. And I think something can be done if people work together.
Kashkari worked for the Treasury Department during George W Bush’s second term.