Subramanyam said that working to protect reproductive rights, strengthening gun regulations and reducing the cost of prescription drugs would be his top priorities if elected to Congress.
Virginia delegate and state Senator-elect Suhas Subramanyam is running for US Congress from the state’s 10th Congressional District to succeed Rep. Jennifer Wexton.
Wexton will retire at the end of her current term. Earlier this month, the 37-year-old Indian American Subramanyam, who has represented eastern Loudoun in the House of Delegates for the past 4 years, won his State Senate bid to represent District 3.
Subramanyam, a two-term state delegate who last week won his first election to the state Senate, said the “dysfunction that’s happening in Washington,” such as increasing partisanship and the “constant threat of government shutdowns,” motivated him to run.
A former technology advisor in the Obama administration, Subramanyam represented eastern Loudoun and western Prince William counties in the House of Delegates since 2020. He sponsored a 2021 law restricting toll increases on the Dulles Greenway, as well as a 2020 law that led to Dominion Energy refunding $330 million to overcharged customers.
Subramanyam joins Democratic contenders like Del. Dan Helmer, D-Fairfax, Del. David Reid, D-Ashburn, state Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Herndon, former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Mark Leighton, a librarian at George Mason University’s law school. Former Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn was the first Democrat to declare her candidacy in October.
In 2021, Subramanyam was among the group of lawmakers that founded the Commonwealth Caucus, aimed at encouraging bipartisanship within the General Assembly.
“I’ve got a track record of success delivering for people all over the district and all the counties in the district,” Subramanyam said of his time in the House of Delegates. Voters “know me already and know that I walk across the aisle when I need to. I listen to everyone, and I’m responsive.”
The district primarily consists of Loudoun County residents, which make up more than half of the district’s constituents, along with all of western Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties and a small corner of Fairfax County.