FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/19/2019
CONTACT: Tess Bettler
Suhas Subramanyam, Democratic candidate for Delegate, has been endorsed by Run for Something, a groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
"I'm honored and thrilled to be endorsed by Run for Something," Subramanyam said. "Run for Something's mission of electing new, progressive leaders to state and local office is so important today. I look forward to working with them to create a better, brighter future for Virginia."
RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That's what defines viability to us," said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co-founder. "These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come."
By the numbers:
-58 first or second time candidates endorsed this month
- Budgets range from $3,000 to $300,000
- Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes
Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on Jan. 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RFS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful. So far, about 18,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to RFS resources.
Suhas Subramanyam is a small business owner and attorney in Sterling, Virginia. He was a White House technology advisor during the Obama administration, and he is the founder and CEO of consulting firm S2 Impact LLC. He advises companies and nonprofits on technology, government regulations, and economic empowerment.
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.