Indian American Entrepreneur, Volunteer Firefighter Runs for Seat in Virginia House of Delegates

Sunita Sohrabji, India-West - 2018-09-07

An Indian American entrepreneur who served in the White House during the Obama administration announced his candidacy Aug. 28 for the 87th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Democrat Suhas Subramanyam headed up the Technology Policy Task Force in the Obama Administration, and has since founded a technology-focused consultancy, S2 Impact. The candidate also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and helped Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and his staff to reintroduce the DREAM Act, which protects undocumented youth from deportation.

Subramanyam is running for the seat vacated by John Bell, a fellow Democrat, who announced a day earlier that he would run for the state Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. Dick Black who is characterized by local media as “far right.”

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Subramanyam to Run to Replace Del. Bell

Renss Greene, LoudounNow - 2018-08-28

Attorney and small business owner Suhas Subramanyam has announced he will run to fill the seat to be vacated as Del. John J. Bell (D-87) runs for state senate.

Subramanyam was a White House technology advisor during the Obama administration. Today, he is the founder and CEO of consulting firm S2 Impact LLC, based at his home in Ashburn. He advises companies and nonprofits on technology, government regulations, and economic empowerment.

“I have learned from my work in the community that the best policymaking comes from understanding the issues on a personal level,” Subramanyam stated. “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.”

In addition to work in the legal field, he has formerly served as a Senate Judiciary Committee law clerk under Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) and as a legislative assistant to Florida Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D).

He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Ashburn, the Loudoun Health Council, and serves as a volunteer firefighter with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He is the son of Indian-American immigrants.

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