Suhas Subramanyam Announces Congressional Run From VA
India-West Staff Reporter
ASHBURN, VA – Delegate and Senator-elect Suhas Subramanyam on November 16 announced his candidacy for Congress from Virginia’s 10th District. The 37-year-old, is making his bid for federal office after just winning a state Senate seat. The November 7 elections had turned the state legislature blue, which commentators say has led to incumbents like Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton more willing to step down. She is doing so for health reasons and Subramanyam hopes to fill the seat.
“Congresswoman Wexton has been a friend, mentor, and forceful advocate for Northern Virginia in Congress, using skills she honed serving in Richmond. During my own time in the legislature, I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish on gun violence, the environment, and reproductive rights,” he said.
After earning his law degree at Northwestern University, Suhas served as a White House technology policy advisor to President Obama. During his time in the Obama Administration.
Post White House, he started his own small business in Loudoun County and served as a volunteer medic, EMT, and firefighter. In 2019, Suhas won a competitive four-way primary for the Virginia General Assembly.
In a statement he said, “But the Republican leadership in the House has been unapologetic about their MAGA agenda, undermining our democracy, trying to ban all abortion – no exceptions – nationwide, and slashing Social Security and Medicare. Their extremism and political games have done nothing to bring down costs or make things better for Northern Virginia families. The threat is real, and it’s urgent. This community is where my family immigrated, my kids were born, and my wife and I got married, and it is vital that we elect someone in Virginia’s 10th District who puts that community, not the MAGA agenda, first. I know I am the proven leader for the job.”
He is married to Miranda Peña Subramanyam, who works in international trade and volunteers in her free time at the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. They currently reside in Ashburn with their 2 daughters.
For more information: www.suhasforvirginia.com.