Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji is a first-time political candidate, running as a Democrat for the position of North Carolina Treasurer. He knows it is a challenge, facing off against an incumbent. And he knows a win would be unprecedented: If elected, he would become the first Indian American elected to statewide office in North Carolina.
But Chatterji intends to lean into the facets of his life, his career in education and economics and his ethnic identity that set him apart as a candidate. Host Frank Stasio talks to Chatterji about his run for the office of state treasurer and how his platform sets him apart.