As I’ve heard rumored for weeks…and one day after John Bell announced he’d be vacating the 87th district Virginia House of Delegates seat to run for State Senate, Suhas Subramanyam has announced for the Democratic nomination in HD-87 (note that this is a district Ralph Northam won by a whopping 29 points, so it’s basically “deep blue” and should be “safe D”). See his press release, below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2018
Sterling small business owner and attorney Suhas Subramanyam announced his candidacy on Tuesday as a Democrat for the 87th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Suhas Subramanyam said: “I am running because as our community continues to grow, we must have a strong voice in Richmond who understands our diverse needs and knows how to get results. I am ready for the challenge. Whether it’s our long commutes, our children’s education, or getting the most for our tax dollars, together we can address the issues in our community and work towards a brighter, sustainable future for Loudoun and Prince William.”
“I have learned from my work in the community that the best policymaking comes from understanding the issues on a personal level. Drawing from my service, I plan to continue Delegate John Bell’s work of fighting for affordable healthcare, making our region attractive to businesses, and making sure all Virginians are treated equally under the law.”
“Our campaign promises to set forth a bold vision for Virginia’s future where citizens have positive experiences with government institutions and legislators are transparent and responsive in the way they govern. By doing this, we will unlock and accelerate the talent and ingenuity of all Virginians.”
Suhas currently provides strategic advice to companies and nonprofits on technology, government regulations, and economic empowerment through his Loudoun County-based consulting firm, S2 Impact. He also serves the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Ashburn, as a representative on the Loudoun Health Council, and as a volunteer firefighter with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Before starting his consulting firm, Suhas served as a White House advisor under President Obama, where he advised President Obama on technology and innovation policy and helped develop programs to make government services more efficient using technology. Suhas, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, also served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, helping introduce legislation like the DREAM Act and the Affordable Care Act.
Suhas, the son of Indian-American immigrants, reported more than $93,000 in cash and in-kind contributions in the first filing deadline of 2018, more than any other Democratic member of the House of Delegates.
The 87th district comprises parts of Sterling, Ashburn, South Riding, Aldie, and Haymarket. It is currently represented by Del. John Bell (D), who has announced his plans to run for State Senate in the 13th Senate District.