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.
Subramanyam originally filed to run for the 13th District seat in the state Senate; his campaign, which had raised more than $93,000, has changed course to run instead for the 87th District seat in the House of Delegates. Bell announced this week that instead of seeking re-election, he would try to unseat incumbent Sen. Richard H. Black (R-13). The 87th District comprises parts of Sterling, Ashburn, South Riding, Aldie, and Haymarket.
“I am running because as our community continues to grow, we must have a strong voice in Richmond who understands our diverse needs and knows how to get results,” Subramanyam stated. “I am ready for the challenge. Whether it’s our long commutes, our children’s education, or getting the most for our tax dollars, together we can address the issues in our community and work towards a brighter, sustainable future for Loudoun and Prince William.”