Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Oct. 4 announced two appointments to the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct, which included Indian American Sujeeth Draksharam.
Draksharam, as well as other appointee Darrick McGill, will serve on the commission through Nov. 19, 2021.
The commission regulates the conduct of the state judiciary, including the power to recommend for retirement, censure, suspension or removal of a judge from office.
Draksharam credited the governor for his appointment, telling India-West that Abbott has been great at “encouraging the (Indian American) community to be more involved in the political process,” and adding that he is “fortunate” to be in Texas with Abbott leading the state.
“(Abbott) is proactive in promoting our community,” Draksharam said, speaking highly of the governor.
Draksharam, of Sugar Land, is the president of Sirrus Engineers Inc., which he started roughly 15 years ago in 2002. Prior to that, Draksharam, who has been a licensed professional engineer with a civil engineering focus since 1998, served as a consultant at various local Texas firms.
He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Additionally, Draksharam volunteers with various community groups, among them Harris County Street Olympics and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
He earned his bachelor's in civil engineering at Nagrajuna University in India and a master's in civil engineering from the University of Houston.