Press Release

Indian American Impact Fund Congratulates Suhas Subramanyam on Victory in the VA-10 Primary

For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2024

Contact: Sarah Shah 

Loudoun County, VA—  Indian American Impact Fund proudly congratulates Suhas Subramanyam on his impressive victory in the June 18 primary for Virginia’s 10th congressional district. This milestone achievement positions Suhas to become the first South Asian to represent Virginia in the U.S. Congress, serving a district with more than 65,000 South Asian residents with a victory in November. 

In the leadup to the primary, Impact invested over $600,000 in support of Suhas, including running a mail and digital outreach program. The campaigns’ strategic focus on Suhas’s accomplishments and service in the district as both a state representative and state senator played a pivotal role in his victory.

Chintan Patel, Indian American Impact Fund’s Executive Director, shared the following statement: 

“We are thrilled to celebrate Suhas Subramanyam’s victory in the Virginia congressional primary. The voters of the tenth district recognized what we’ve known from the beginning: Suhas’s proven leadership and accomplishments are exactly what we need in Congress to champion reproductive rights, tackle climate change, improve access to high-quality healthcare, and invest in world-class education. 

Suhas’s broad range of endorsements and support, including from outgoing Representative Jennifer Wexton, underscores his appeal across diverse voter bases and coalitions. We are excited to continue supporting him in the general election, confident he will join his South Asian American colleagues in Congress who are fighting for a more inclusive and multiracial democracy. His work will uplift all Virginians.”

Since its inception in 2016, Indian American Impact has endorsed and supported 166 candidates across the country, contributing to the historic rise of Indian and South Asian American representation in politics. Through strategic investments and grassroots organizing, Impact has marshaled upwards of $20 million to candidates and robust voter mobilization and policy advocacy efforts, amplifying the voices of South Asian Americans and driving positive change in communities nationwide.