Dita Bhargava was unanimously elected Vice Chair of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee in January 2017. Previously, Dita ran for State Representative in the 151st State Assembly District in 2016. In a highly Republican district that had not elected a Democrat in over a century, Dita ran an energetic, grassroots-focused race, winning over 40% of the vote.
Dita and her family have been proud residents of Greenwich, CT for more than nine years. Dita was born and studied in Canada, earning a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University. Before moving to Connecticut, Dita lived and worked in New York City. She spent over two decades working as a successful Senior Trader and Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager at several financial sector firms including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Citadel, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
As the daughter of a single immigrant mother who struggled to support a family of four, Dita has worked to help community families through non-profit work. Through her efforts as a board member for several non-profit organizations, Dita has helped promote gender parity, enhance cultural awareness, and aid underserved communities.
Dita is excited to help energize the Connecticut Democratic Party as we enter this new election cycle and begin efforts to recruit new candidates for all levels of office, strengthen the party, and prepare for elections across the state in 2017 and 2018.