Taral Patel (Politician) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Taral Patel

Taral Patel is an Indian-American politician. He is a democrat leader. In 2023, he hit the headlines after it was announced that Taral was running for the commissioner post in Fort Bend County (Precinct 3), Texas, United States. He is known for his expertise in making policies regarding Indian-American matters.


Taral V Patel was born in 1994 (age 30 years; as of 2024). He studied at the Cinco Ranch High School in Texas, United States. He then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Taral has also received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

A young Taral Patel with his mother

A young Taral Patel with his mother

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Taral Patel, politician


Taral’s family immigrated from India and settled in the United States in the 1980s.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much known about Taral’s parents and siblings.

Taral Patel with his parents

Taral Patel with his parents


Taral Patel follows Hinduism.



Taral Patel has served as the chief of staff for Fort Bend County. He also contributed to legislative matters by working on Transportation and Infrastructure as part of the Texas House of Representatives Legislative Staff. Later, President Joseph Biden appointed him to the White House, where he served as a liaison officer and dealt with housing, urban development, and disaster recovery and resilience.

Taral Patel (centre) with President Joseph Biden

Taral Patel (centre) with President Joseph Biden

He was a law clerk for the Department of Justice Criminal Division, specifically in the Public Integrity Section, where he fought against corruption, bribery, and various crimes at all levels. He was a member of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). He also played a role in Judge K. P. George’s 2018 campaign to become the Fort Bend County judge. He announced in 2023 that he is running for commissioner in Fort Bend County, Texas, precinct 3. Patel stated that he aimed to shift the seat from Republican to Democrat, making Fort Bend a progressive force in Texas.


Target of Racism

Taral Patel in September 2023 revealed that he faced racist and hateful messages on social media. Online critics questioned his American birth, accused him of trying to take away freedom and guns, and made derogatory comments about his faith and community. Patel, a Democrat, emphasized that while he welcomes criticism of his policies, these attacks are unacceptable. He highlighted the diversity of Fort Bend County and attributed such hate to misguided fears fueled by figures like former President Donald Trump. Patel, who grew up in the county, expressed pride in being an American and emphasized his campaign’s focus on hard work and respect for all communities. He put out a statement saying,

As your Democratic candidate for County Commissioner, I am always open to criticism of my policy positions and stances on issues. However, when my Republican opponent’s supporters decide to hurl racist, anti-immigrant, Hinduphobic, or otherwise disgusting insults at my family, faith, community, colleagues, and me – that crosses a line.” [1]NDTV


As a part of the Office of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Taral V. Patel received a base salary of $110,384 in 2022. [2]FederalPay.org


  • Taral was the Chief of Staff at the University of Texas Student Government for 2015-16.
  • Taral has two rescue pets, a dog named Shadow, and a cat named Mojo.

    Taral Patel with his rescue dog, Shadow

    Taral Patel with his rescue dog, Shadow


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