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Suhas Subramanyam to run for Virginia Senate

A former Obama administration official, Suhas currently serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 87th district.

Suhas Subramanyam announced bid for Virginia Senate Seat. Image - WUSA

Indian-American, Democrat Suhas Subramanyam announced his candidature for the newly drawn 32nd Senate of Virginia District seat, which covers Eastern Loudoun County. The Loudoun County resident said that he will succeed Senator John Bell, who announced his intention not to run for the Senate again.

The campaign would focus on “creating a robust economy that works for Loudoun families and businesses alike, protecting our freedoms like reproductive rights and voting rights from extremism, delivering a world-class education to our kids, and keeping our community safe and healthy,” according to a release issued by Subramanyam.

In a message to his constituency,  he assured “I know that I have big shoes to fill, but if elected to the Senate, I will continue the work I started as a delegate to empower my constituents, put people and families before special interests, and stand up for our core values."

A technology and regulatory attorney, Subramanyam has rich professional and community service track record.  He was named a White House technology policy advisor to President Obama, and his profile was underlined.

During his White House tenure, he led a task force on technology policy that President Obama charged with addressing some of the country’s most challenging technology issues, including job creation and displacement in the technology sector, regulating emerging technology, and addressing cybersecurity and IT modernization in the public sector.

After leaving the White House, the Tulane University graduate started his consulting firm based in Loudoun County to advise companies and nonprofits on technology, government regulations, and economic empowerment.

Known for his voluntary services to the community, he was named to the Times-Mirror's 40 Under 40.