Ankur Patel

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Ankur Patel is in a relationship with Shawnee Badger. Lives in Los Angeles, California. He ran for Assembly in 2018 and was endorsed by Our Revolution, California Nurses Association, and the California Teachers Association. Ankur is a UTLA union member, LAUSD substitute teacher, and Director of Advancement of the Hindu University of America. Ankur just successfully managed the campaign of LAUSD School Board Member Scott Schmerelson.[1]


  • Studied Transportation Planning at California State University, Northridge
  • Studied Ecology, Behavior & Evolution at UCLA


  • Advancement Director, Southern California at Hindu University of America
  • Substitute Teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Former Candidate for the 45th District at California State Assembly
  • Former School and Community Coordinator at Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Former Organizer at Food & Water Watch - California
  • Former Graduate Assistant at California State University, Northridge
  • Former Labor Organizer at National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Former Segment Producer/Writer at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara
  • Former Teacher at GnB English School, Ansan, South Korea

2021 LA DSA leadership






Infiltrating the Dems

Help DSA-LA Take Over ADEMS!

Every two years, California Democrats elect delegates from across the state, who then convene along with appointed party officials at the party’s Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEMS). ADEMS determines what the party stands for, making this a significant opportunity for socialists to push the California Democratic Party to the left and away from the interests of union busters, the landlord lobby, fossil fuel polluters, the corporate hospital and pharmaceutical lobby, the prison industrial complex, the corporate donor class, and others that stand against our values.

Our members are running for ADEMS delegate seats so that we’re in the room when the Democratic Party sets its agenda and makes decisions on endorsing candidates for public office. We’re fighting for issues that matter to the working class in California, like Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and Defunding the Police.

The DSA members listed below (in alphabetical order by first name) are running for ADEMS delegate seats on slates across LA County and have pledged to fight for our democratically-decided socialist values.

Assembly District 38 - Ankur Patel, Sebastian Cazares, Shawnee Badger.

Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank

Ryan Andrews August 28 2020·


Join DSA-LA and YDSA🚨TOMORROW🚨for our Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank ft. guest speakers Carlos Callejo, Cal Poly Pomona student and YDSA member, Wade Kyle, UTLA Political Action Committee of Educators (PACE) Chair, and Arlene Inouye, UTLA Secretary and Bargaining Co-Chair!

Ryan Andrews is with Yunyi and Nina Eliasoph, Arlene Inouye, Sarah Squirm, Noriko Nakada, Alberto Saavedra, Rocio Rivas, Jenny Chung, Phylis Hoffman, Erika Feresten, Michael Lumpkin, Jorge Castaeda, Elizabeth Untalan, Kristina Meshelski, Brian Dionisi, Pilar Schiavo, Haley Potiker, Anabel Nevarez Ruvalcaba, Ezra Pugh, Jason Boxer, Mark Masaoka, Douglas McBride, Tal Levy, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Aisha Stars, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Barry Eidlin, Keith Brower Brown, Ankur Patel, Jesus Hermosillo, Jenni Chang, Brenden Gallagher, Alex Kliner, Charlotte Ariel, Meagan Day, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Lucia Garcia, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Alejandro Pina, Vanessa Castro Scott, Anitra Wetzel, Jim Smith, Steve Seal, Fernando Ramirez, Nicky Martin, Michelle Ching, Bill Barclay, Jamie Penn, Xavier Santos, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Marc Bender, Casey Ramirez, Kat Nathalie, Annaly V. Medrano, Hannah Klein, Peter Mathews, Bill Barrett, Gabe Gabrielsky, Alan Minsky, Reggie Wong, Armin Mah, Cyn Huang, Janet Hurtado, Robert Mejia, Imani Beckett, Erika Alvarez, Juan Gutierrez, Angelica Duenas, Will Shattuc, Daniel Dominguez, Rosa Diaz, Henry Huerta, Mario Valenzuela, Josh Smith, Hannah Kessel, Diane Hirsch-garcia, Carlos Amador, Alex Wolinetz, Karla Aviles Griego, Ben Hauck, Alyssa Stonoha, Marlin Medrano, Melissa Arredondo, Marc Baca, Jordan Greenslade, Joel Greenfield, Kyle Gregory, Leslie Simon, Jasmine Ivy, Sean Broadbent, Cheng-Sim Lim, Hae Min Cho, Hai-ching Cheah, Marcy Winograd Maikiko James.

Labor and Solidarity slate


The Labor and Solidarity slate in the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America 2020 leadership elections consisted of Marlin Medrano, Ankur Patel, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Hannah Kessel, Michael Stenovec, Staci O’Neal-Robinson.

Leading cadre


Shawnee Badger May 19 2020.

Our Our Revolution SCV / DSA Santa Clarita Valley meets every third Tuesday of the month!!! Social distancing won't stop passionate progressives from organizing and making local change! So proud to be able to lead such a dedicated group of amazing, inspiring individuals.

— with Stephan Nieman and Muskan Parashar, Sebastian Cazares, Joe Ondrechen, Steven Boyd, Anna Louisa Barajas, Aakash Ahuja, Margaret Finnstrom, Isaac Lieberman, Ankur Patel, Henry Ouzounyan, Brandon Shandelson.

Democratic Socialists for Bernie

Marlin Medrano September 12 2019·


We cheered Bernie and yelled at Biden together!

  1. DSAforBernie — with Angelica Duenas, Dan McCrory, Steven Max Elias, Graham Carpenter and Ankur Patel.

Bernie 2020 Working Group supporters


Katrina Bergstrom July 27 2019·

DSA-LA members!

You should have received a link last night to vote for the creation of DSA-LA’s Bernie 2020 Working Group - please vote YES today!

Voting is open for one week. ... See More — with Alex Wolinetz, Amarnath Ravva, Zenaida Huerta, Angelica Duenas, Olivia Gamboa, Shawnee Badger, Wendy Fagioli Ruiz, Marlin Medrano, Bobbie McGowan, Joshua Smith, Henry Huerta, Ezra Pugh, Lisa Kendall, Jeanna Harris, Kristina Meshelski, Nick Roth, Erika Feresten, Tina Fredericks, Jeanine Rohn, Jane Demian, Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla, Andrew Swetland, Aaron Balanta Holloway, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Josh Goodman, Isaac Lieberman, Ankur Patel, Sophie Eupp, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Chris Roth, Taiji Miyagawa, Symone Baptiste, Gabe Gabrielsky, Reed Heisley-Shellaby, Rachel Miller, Jack Suria Linares, Jeremy White, Mason Mineo, Gabbi Pierce, Rebecca Prediletto, Don Ward, Mark Masaoka, Rachel Reyes, Jessica Salans, Nina Eliasoph, Francisco Cendejas, Una Lee Jost, Paul Song, Don Irwin, Chris Myers, Charles Du, Eugene Pesikov, Katrina Bleckley, Kat Valentine, Rob Quan, Jenni Chang, Tom Pike, Evan Geary and Maikiko James.

Our Revolution SCV / DSA Santa Clarita Valley Closed Facebook group

Our Revolution SCV / DSA Santa Clarita Valley Closed Facebook group, accessed May 10, 2019:




Progressive comrades

Marlin Medrano July 14, 2018:


With Amarnath Ravva, Phillip Kim, Ankur Patel, Marcia Martin, Shawnee Badger, Jeanine Rohn, Jacqueline Stewart, Liz Lavertu, Katrina Bergstrom, Margarita Lacabe, Kimberly Ellis, Noemi Tungui, Lesley Ester and Josh Brennecke.

Gabbard connection

Cullen Tiernan April 13 2019:


Ankur Patel and Tulsi Gabbard share an amazing moment 🕊🕊 would love to have been a fly on that wall! — with Micha Liberman, Ankur Patel and Shawnee Badger.

Katie Hill connection

Shawnee Badger November 7, 2018:


MAY WE PRESENT YOUR NEXT CONGRESSWOMAN ♥️ Katie Hill for Congress 💜 — with Ankur Patel.


Bill Honigman March 10, 2018 near Aliso Viejo, CA ·


YUUUUGE thanks fellow CA Bernie delegates Melissa Michelson, Shawnee Badger, and all who joined us today at the incredible home of Dr Ron Birnbaum in LA to support candidate in April 3rd special election for CA Assembly and fellow champion for #SinglePayer #SB562 The #HealthyCA Act Ankur Patel AD45. The nonviolent political revolution continues!!

Coast to Coast revolution

Danny Garcia August 2, 2018:


With Ankur Patel, Michael Stratigakis, Clifford J. Tasner, Shawnee Badger, Lanee Fitisemanu, Jaci Lyn, Tim Johnson, Craig Pasta Jardula, Kathy Sue and CJ Fitisemanu at The Los Angeles Theatre Center.