Delegate John Bell and Community Leaders Endorse Suhas Subramanyam for Delegate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2018

Delegate John Bell, who is leaving his 87th District seat and running for State Senate in the 13th District, has endorsed Sterling small business owner and volunteer firefighter Suhas Subramanyam’s candidacy to replace him in the 87th District. Also joining Delegate Bell in his endorsement is Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk and Ashburn Democrat Monte Johnson.

John Bell said: "I am thrilled to announce my endorsement of Suhas Subramanyam for the 87th House District," said Delegate Bell. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve this community, and I am confident that Suhas is the best candidate for the 87th District."

"It is clear to me that Suhas has the courage, work ethic, and compassion needed to be an outstanding advocate for families in Loudoun and Prince William Counties. In a bitterly divisive political environment, Suhas will be a strong advocate for the safety, security, and prosperity of our community. He has already demonstrated his dedication to the people of the 87th through his extensive community service endeavors and his work as a volunteer firefighter.”

“Suhas has also shown an ability to get results in government. Whether it was fighting for affordable health care, veterans, and immigrant children on Capitol Hill, or making government services more efficient and effective as a technology policy advisor to President Obama, Suhas has worked on many of the toughest issues we have faced in our country and gotten results. We need people like Suhas in the General Assembly, and I strongly endorse his candidacy.”

Suhas Subramanyam said: “I am honored to have Delegate Bell’s support. I admire his constituent services as well as the work he has done for our community in advocating for common sense gun reform and expanding health care access to hundreds of thousands of Virginians. I look forward to working with him to build a brighter future for families in the 87th District.”

“Mayor Burk’s leadership has been a huge boost for Leesburg and the rest of Loudoun County. She has been a great public servant and strong leader on critical issues like transportation, education, and the environment.”

“Monte Johnson has always been a tireless advocate and community leader for families in the 87th District, spending countless hours volunteering with church groups and with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has always been there for Democrats, answering the call to serve on the state’s IT Advisory Council and stepping up when Loudoun Democrats asked him to be on the Democratic 10th Congressional District Committee. I am proud to be working with him to keep the 87th District blue.”

Del. Bell, who currently serves the 87th District, plans to leave the seat to run for the State Senate in District 13. The 87th district encompasses most of Eastern Loudoun County as well as parts of Prince William County.

Suhas Subramanyam has been fighting for progressive causes for more than a decade, serving as an aide to two Democrats on Capitol Hill and as a technology policy advisor in President Obama’s White House. He 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 on the Loudoun Health Council and as a volunteer firefighter in Ashburn.