Candidate Profile
Shiva Ayyadurai

Independent , Massachusetts


Shiva Ayyadurai
U.S. Senator

Panel Rating

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Alex Jones, Ben Garrison, Scott Adams


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

No Answer

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.


The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under very rare circumstances.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Strong borders, enforcement of existing laws, and education.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

To ensure that the individual could have a direct relationship with our Creator, God.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I pray every day. I went to Catholic school as a child, and Sunday school. I believe in the divinity of Christ.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.


How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would focus on three elements: 1) LOWERING THE COST of healthcare, by eliminating GPO kickbacks, middlemen who have escalated the cost, since they monopolize the supply chain and in aggregate have increased costs by a quarter of a trillion dollars; 2) Enabling innovation in drug development. I know this intimately. My company CytoSolve has a powerful technology to develop medicines faster and cheaper by modeling diseases using computational methods; and, 3) Incentivising prevention and focus on eating healthy food -- Let thy Food, by thy Medicine. Health is a complex systems problem, and solutions to complex systems problem deserve a multi-pronged approach. My solution can bring down the cost of healthcare currently $10,000 per worker to $2,500 per worker.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Minimal as possible, and focus on providing Commons infrastructure for free speech and discourse, innovation and transportation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

1) Tax the Hedge Fund Profits of large universities, such as Harvard, which are fundamentally Wall Street Hedge Funds; 2) Provide $5,000 tax credits to small businesses which mentor young people in tangible skills; 3) Remove ax loopholes used by BIG Hospitals which are run as "not-for-profit" companies, generating billions in profits;

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

1) Provide safe and secure neighbourhoods; 2) Provide access to vo-tech schools so people learn real skills; and, 3) Incentivising the family.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We need to generate high paying jobs. In MA, for every 17 skilled high-tech job openings, only 1 person is qualified. We don't produce enough skilled labor. We need more plumbers, engineers, electricians, med-techs, etc. 80% of the tax revenue comes from 15% of the citizenry. We don't produce enough people who can contribute to the whole. Producing higher paying jobs for lots of people is the only way to ensure the future of Social Security.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have a proven track record of understanding the problem, and actually solving problems. Governance is a complex systems problem. The Founders of this great country were soldiers, farmers, engineers, plumbers, blacksmiths, etc. They were not career politicians or lawyer-lobbyists -- they had skills and solved problems. Politicians and lawyers' business model is to never solve problems. In fact, they make more money the longer a problem is NOT solved. I've got 4 degrees from MIT, including my PhD. have been a serial entrepreneur starting multiple and successful high-tech companies, and most importantly, as a political activist, I've been a fighter to secure people's rights.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 617-631-6874

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I embody the Spirit of America. My journey to America involved: Immigration, Education and Innovation. I came to America in 1970 from India, where we were considered low-caste "Untouchables," or Deplorables. I went through the public school systems in New Jersey, where I mowed lawns, played baseball, and invented the world's first email system, when I wrote 50,000 lines of software code to convert the old-fashioned interoffice mail system (inbox, outbox, attachments, memo, etc.) to its electronic equivalent, named it "email," and went on to receive the first U.S. Copyright for Email, at a time when Copyright was the only way to protect software inventions. I went on to MIT to earn 4 degrees, including my PhD, starting 7 companies and creating jobs across Massachusetts. I am one of you -- a hard worker, inventor, entrepreneur, problem solver and American. It's time we elected one of US to create the life we deserve.


  • M.I.T., Cambridge, PhD Biological Engineering, 2007
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, S.M. Mechanical Engineering, 1990
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, S.B. Electrical Engineering, 198
Work & Military
  • University fo Medicine an Dentistyr, Research Fellow, 1978-1981
  • Trump for President, Contributor
  • Tau Beta Pi, Board Member
  • International Center for Integrative Systems, Founder
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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