|Name Nimi McConigley|
Role American Politician
|Education Columbia University|
Nirmala Swamidoss McConigley is an Indian American politician who served in the Wyoming State Legislature from 1994 until 1996. McConigley, who was born in Madras, was the first Indian born person to serve in any State legislature.
Instead of running for re-election, Rep. McConigley chose to run for United States Senate. In the Republican primary, she finished 4th out of 9 candidates, behind Michael Enzi, John Barrasso, and Curt Meier.
She had previously been only one of two Asian American news directors when she took that role at CBS affiliate KGWC in Casper, Wyoming after graduating from the Columbia University school of journalism.