Meet Suhas Subramanyam, another Indian American who won in the Virginia elections

Suhas Subramanyam with Joe Biden

Democrat Suhas Subramanyam defeated his GOP opponent Bill Drennan in the 87th House District.


Suhas Subramanyam registered his name as another Indian American who scored an impressive win in Nov 5 elections to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated his Republican opponent Bill Drennan in the 87th House District.

The 87th district is presently held by Democrat John Bell. However, Bell decided to leave his seat to run in the 13th district of state Senate.

Subramanyam comes with a great experience on policies as he formerly served as White House technology policy advisor to President Barack Obama.

A small business owner and a lawyer, Subramanyam too has a strong stance on gun violence. During his campaign he vowed to work towards strengthening gun background checks as well as towards stiffening laws that would prevent domestic abusers from an easy access to firearms.

After his win, Subramanyam assured the people of Loudon and Prince Williams that come under 87th house district that he would work tirelessly for them.

“My promise to the people of Loudon and Prince William: I will always listen to you, work tirelessly for you, and do everything I can to empower you,” he tweeted. “The campaign is over, but my work for you has just begun.”

During Tuesday’s elections, Democrats won control of both the Virginia Senate and House. This has happened for the first time in two decades.

Subramanyam’s mother emigrated to the US from Bengaluru, India in 1979. Born and brought up in America, Suhas has in the past served on Capitol Hill as a health care and veterans policy aide.

He earned his law degree at Northwestern University School of Law. Suhas also clerked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he helped to re-introduce the DREAM Act for a process for granting residency status to those who entered the U.S. as minors

Suhas started his own consulting firm based in Loudoun County to advise companies and nonprofits on technology, government regulations, and economic empowerment and lives there with his wife.

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