Paul Ryan

Son of Slain Sikh Leader to Challenge Paul Ryan

Father was temple leader slain by white supremacist in Wisconsin last year


The son of a Wisconsin Sikh temple leader who was among those slain last year by a white supremacist says he intends to run for Congress and challenge House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.

Amar Kaleka told the Associated Press that he wants to bring accountability and transparency back to Washington.

Kaleka's father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was the founder and president of the Milwaukee-area Sikh temple where six people were killed. Wade Michael Page walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in August 2012 and opened fire on several priests and worshipers. Page, who played in neo-Nazi bands, fatally shot himself after he was wounded in the parking lot by responding police.