Adi Sathi

Victoria Sarno Jordan

Adi Sathi says his sartorial choices and attention to detail help showcase his professionalism.

The aim of his look, he says, is to signal that he belongs in the room.

“I’ve always been a little too young for the jobs or roles that I’ve had in politics,” says Sathi, a legislative fellow at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.


When he’s not campaigning or working on the Hill, Sathi can be spotted frequenting as many of Washington’s receptions as possible, dubbing himself a “receptioneer.” The gatherings, the former vice chairman of the Michigan State Republican Party says, offer a chance to “burst his bubble” and take in new ideas and opinions from the countless people he meets.

He’s gotten to know so many people in recent years that he’s been forced to create a second Facebook account, having maxed out on the social network’s 5,000 friend limit.

— Adam DeRose

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