Suhas, Ghazala, Srinivasan In VA, Neil Makhija In PA Win Elections
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – Several Indian Americans won a slew of local and state level elections held on November 7.
In the much watched Viriginia polls, Suhas Subramanyam, who has represented eastern Loudoun in the House of Delegates for the past four years, helped the state turn blue by winning his seat to represent District 32. The former technology policy advisor in the Obama administration was quick to point out the success Dems had had. He posted:
Hyderabad-born Ghazala Hashmi was also re-elected to the State Senate for a third consecutive term, in the state. Hashmi is the first-ever Indian American woman and Muslim to be elected to the Virginia state legislature.
In the state House, Kannan Srinivasan was successful in this year’s bid and won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates to represent District 26. He ran on a platform of gun safety, and protection of abortion rights.
Neil Makhija posted, “We made history tonight! Together, the first Black woman and first AAPI County Commissioner elected in Pennsylvania history. We’ll oversee 3rd largest county in PA of 865,000 people. You can count on me to protect every vote in 2024. .Thank you Montgomery County! ”
He wrote this after winning the job of Montgomery County Commission and to fill one of two majority party seats on the governing body of Pennsylvania’s third-largest county. Makhija is a Harvard Law School alum and led IMPACT, the civic organization that works on voter turnout.