Virginia’s Democratic primary is won by two Indian Americans.
In the Democratic primaries for the House of Delegates in Virginia, Indian-American candidates Suhas Subramanyam and Kannan Srinivasan emerged as winners. Suhas Subramanyam secured victory in Virginia’s newly-drawn 32nd Senate District, defeating former state delegate Ibraheem Samirah by a narrow margin.
Subramanyam, who previously became the first Indian-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2019, expressed gratitude to his volunteers and supporters for their contribution to his win. He will succeed Senator John Bell.
Kannan Srinivasan triumphed in the 26th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating his fellow Indian-American candidate, Sirisha Kompalli. The 26th District includes various Loudoun communities. Srinivasan, a resident of Loudoun County for nearly 25 years and an immigrant from India, serves as the vice chair of the Virginia State Medicaid Board.
He played a role in expanding Medicaid coverage for over two million Virginians. Srinivasan expressed appreciation to his campaign team, volunteers, and the voters for their faith in him as the Democratic nominee.