After being elected in May 2023, Manik Elahi serves as the Chair of the New York State Young Democrats Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus. In this role, he leads the organizational outreach of NYSYD to AAPI communities.
As an immigrant, the value of effective representation in the governmental and political process is a core value in his work. Manik truly believes that the Democratic Party can institutionally deliver sustainable and effective solutions to the issues of the working people of this country.
Professionally, Manik serves as Outreach Manager to U.S. Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), where he spearheads the external and community relations for the Congressman. Prior to this, Manik served in various public service roles at the New York State Senate, Office of Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and the State University of New York.
Manik is a proud product of public higher education, being an alumnus of the University at Albany, and Hudson Valley Community College.