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Senate Candidate Suhas Subramanyam Receives Jennifer Wexton's Support


May 14 :
There is a heated campaign for Jennifer Wexton's seat in Congress, and the Democratic representative from Virginia has endorsed the Indian American state senator Suhas Subramanyam, claiming that he would be the finest person to carry on the work that Wexton has been doing.

It was in Monday's statement when she made her belief about Suhas being the leader for the future of the 10th District. His roots are in the area, and he is a dedicated, principled, and successful lawmaker with a long history of service. From defending our democracy to championing abortion rights and measures to reduce gun violence, he has never shied away from a fight in Richmond, and he has always come out on top.

The 2018 election was Wexton's first as an elected official; she had previously won the Democratic primary and had defeated the incumbent Republican, Barbara Comstock. This year, she decided against seeking re-election after receiving a diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy.

There will be sixteen contenders in the primary elections in June, twelve of whom are Democrats and four of whom are Republicans.

Understood and humbled, Subramanyam expressed his deepest gratitude for the endorsement.

"As a parent who cares about the future of Loudoun where their children will grow up, I've always tried to be the champion for Loudoun in the General Assembly, but Jennifer Wexton has been our champion in Congress and has really been a mentor and friend and has really done so much for our community," he said, drawing similarities between the two of them.

The speaker, Subramanyam, expressed her belief that she was the most suitable individual to carry on the remarkable work that her predecessor had started.

After successfully running for the 87th District in 2020, Subramanyam was elected to the House of Delegates. To the House of Representatives he was elected in 2023's November election.

His previous experience includes time spent volunteering as a fireman and emergency medical technician in Loudoun, as well as stints as a White House counsellor during the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill.

Many see the election for Virginia's 10th district as one of the most heated contests of the year. With the rapid population growth in neighbouring Prince William and Fairfax counties, the district's blue hue has been deepening since its origins in neighbouring Loudoun County.

With no incumbent in office, Republicans are hoping to reclaim control of the seat, which encompasses a larger portion of rural Fauquier and Rappahannock counties.

State Del. Dan Helmer (Fairfax), former state House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (Fairfax), and state Sen. Jennifer B. Boysko (Fairfax) are the four candidates most likely to secure the Democratic nomination, according to political analysts. Their widespread name recognition and large campaign contributions put them in the top four.

Subramanyam has received endorsements from a number of prominent figures, including Wexton, Senator Russet Perry, Senator L. Louise Lucas, Chairman of the Loudoun County School Board Melinda Mansfield, Supervisor Laura Tekrony, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell of Virginia.

Asian American Action Fund and Indian American Impact Fund are further funders of Subramanyam. A $250,000 mail campaign will be launched by The Impact Fund to support Subramanyam for Congress in VA-10 ahead of the June 18th Virginia primary.

By representing a district with over 65,000 South Asian residents—one of the top ten concentrations in the country—if elected in November, Suhas would be doing an excellent job.

According to a press release, The Impact Fund will be sending multiple pieces of mail to 90,000 probable voters over the next five weeks. Among these, over 20,000 are South Asian. The letters will highlight Suhas’s capacity to combat MAGA radicalism and his impressive record of legislative accomplishments.

"We're absolutely delighted to back Suhas Subramanyam for Congress in Virginia," said Chintan Patel, the Executive Director of The Impact Fund. "With his record of success and tenure in this district as a senator and representative, Suhas's unwavering dedication to safeguarding abortion rights, reinforcing gun control measures, and funding top-notch education strikes a chord with South Asian communities."