Deep Sran, Loudoun County educator and tech entrepreneur, is ending his candidacy for the 10th Congressional District.
He made the announcement in an emailed statement Tuesday.
“When I entered the Virginia 10th Congressional District primary race last summer, I did so with hope and optimism for the future. After consulting with my family and friends, I have decided to end my campaign for the Democratic nomination,” he wrote. “And while it is difficult to write these words, I do so with that same hope and optimism.”
Sran was one of 11 Democratic candidates hoping to unseat second-term Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. The Democratic nominee will be chosen in the primary election June 12.
Sran is the founder and education lead at Loudoun School for the Gifted in Ashburn. He said he will continue to work for true education reform through innovation and greater equity, and to work for more a representative government that engages minority and marginalized communities.
“I will build on the work we’ve done to show that politics must be about finding common ground to implement policies that leave our children and grandchildren a better world,” he stated.
He continued, “While this campaign comes to a close, I leave with justified optimism about the future of our country and hope that the grassroots activism and progressive leadership I’ve seen over the past year will lead us to a brighter future. There is no us and them, there is only us. Let’s do great things.”
Even without Sran in the race, Democrats still have a lot of options heading in to their June primary. Still seeking the nomination are Julia Biggins, Shadi Ayyas, Julien Modica, Lindsey Davis Stover, Dan Helmer, Alison Kiehl Friedman, Paul Pelletier, and Sen. Jennifer Wexton. Republican Shak Hill is challenging Comstock from the right.