U.S. Senate hopeful Dr. Rik Mehta is a biotech entrepreneur, innovator, healthcare policy expert, and a licensed pharmacist and attorney. Trained at world-renowned Rutgers University as a pharmacist and lawyer, Dr. Mehta has emerged as a top potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in 2020 because of his intimate knowledge of the issues that matter to New Jersey. As a small business owner and a first-generation American, he’s a staunch advocate for defending our Constitutional rights, an affordable, accessible putting healthcare system that’s built for generations to come, and building New Jersey’s economy for the future.
Rik is married to his energetic wife Reema and they have three little gentlemen and their dog Dexter. STEM-educated at Rutgers and Johns Hopkins, Reema is also an influential leader and scientist in her field. She is a former FDA official and currently serves as Pfizer’s Head of Global Risk Management and Safety Surveillance Research. The two met at their alma mater, Rutgers School of Pharmacy, where they were married. They currently reside in Morris County, Chester Township. (read more)
Dr. Mehta is challenging the Democrat incumbent Cory Booker aka Spartacus. According to The WRAP,
When Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) threatened to defy Senate rules and release confidential documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during Kavanaugh confirmation hearing in 2018 he cited the opportunity to have his own “I am Spartacus” moment — and prompted a few head scratches about the pop culture reference.
“This is the closest I’ll ever get in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” Booker said, citing a line from the 1960 Academy Award-winning movie “Spartacus,” directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas, and based on real history.