Hiral Tipirneni

Hiral Tipirneni

Hiral Vyas Tipirneni is an Indian-American physician who for 10 years worked in Phoenix, Arizona area Emergency Departments, is a cancer research advocate, serves on the Board of Directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation, and was the Democratic nominee for special election for Arizona’s 8th congressional district, which was called to fill the congressional seat after former GOP Representative Trent Franks resigned following a sexual misconduct scandal.

Tipirneni won a special primary election on February 27, 2018, and was defeated by Republican nominee Debbie Lesko in the general election on April 24, 2018. However, she managed to lower the Republican margin of victory by over 16 percentage points. Tipirneni is running again in the regular elections in November 2018.