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Delegate Irene Shin

Chair

District 8, Herndon

Delegate Irene Shin represents the 8th House District and is the first Korean American woman to serve as Delegate. Irene believes that government should serve all of us and that we need to make it work better for families across our Commonwealth. Irene is dedicated to making sure that everyone in Virginia can live in dignity and that the services our government provides are run safely, efficiently, and effectively. Irene represents communities in Herndon, Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Fairfax. She serves on the House Committees on Labor and Commerce; Health and Human Services; and Counties, Cities and Towns. She serves as Vice Chair on the House Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation.

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Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Vice Chair

District 15, Chesterfield

Senator Ghazala Hashmi, PhD, serves in the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 15th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Richmond City and Chesterfield County. As an experienced educator and advocate who spent nearly 30 years working within Virginia’s college and university system, she identifies education, equity, the environment, and healthcare access as top legislative priorities. Senator Hashmi now serves as Chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee. She also sits on the following Senate Committees: Finance and Appropriations; Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; Transportation; and Rules. Senator Hashmi immigrated to the U.S. from India more than 50 years ago. As an immigrant living in a small college town in Georgia, she saw first-hand how community building and fostering dialogue can bridge the cultural and socioeconomic divisions that we face. Prior to her roles in state government, Senator Hashmi served as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. Senator Hashmi earned her BA in English at Georgia Southern University and her PhD from Emory University. Senator Hashmi is the first Muslim American and the first South Asian American to serve in the Virginia Senate.

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Senator Saddam Salim

Treasurer

District 37, Fairfax and Falls Church

Senator Saddam Azlan Salim is a Bangeldeshi-American Immigrant who came to this country when he was just 10 years old. He was fleeing multiple climate catastrophes of flood and drought. After experiencing homelessness shortly after moving to the US, his family moved to Fairfax County, where they worked their way up and found success. He attended Falls Church High School and then George Mason University where he got his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Public Administration. He has worked in federal financial management and consulting for over 7 years. In June 2023, he won his first election, the Democratic primary for Senate District 37. He was elected to the Senate that November on a promise to fight for Virginia’s future. 

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Senator Suhas Subramanyam

Member

District 32, Loudoun

Suhas Subramanyam represents the 32nd District of Virginia, which includes parts of Loudoun County. He was first elected to the House in 2019, becoming one of the first Indian-Americans and South Asians ever elected in Virginia at the state or federal level, and was elected to the Senate in 2023. He previously served as a White House technology policy advisor to President Obama, leading a task force on technology policy. In addition to being a co-founder and co-Chair of the Commonwealth Caucus, he serves as a Member of the Virginia Small Business Commission, co-Founder of the Virginia Minority Business Commission, and Virginia’s first Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus. He and his wife currently reside in Ashburn, Virginia with their two daughters.

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Delegate Kathy Tran

Member

​District 18, Fairfax

Delegate Kathy Tran represents the 18th House District. When she was just 7 months old, Kathy Tran fled Vietnam with her parents as boat refugees. Serving in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2017, Kathy is fighting to protect the values that led her parents to risk everything to come to the United States: hope, opportunity, and freedom. Kathy has introduced and passed bills to protect coverage for preexisting conditions, expand voter access, improve worker’s rights, protect waterways, and make Virginia more welcoming and inclusive. She also serves as the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and Chair Emeritus of the Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus. Kathy graduated from Duke University and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She spent 12 years working at the U.S. Department of Labor and at the National Immigration Forum. The past president of her local PTA, she and her husband Matt live in West Springfield with their five children, all avid Washington Nationals fans.

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Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler

Member

District 96, Virginia Beach

Delegate Convirs-Fowler represents the 96st House District, and is a life-long member of the Virginia Beach community. Kelly knows that the central function of elected officials is to improve the lives of their constituents, and uses her platform to understand the struggles of her constituent base. Honoring her Filipina heritage, Kelly is dedicated to making sure that all people are properly represented in their government. 

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Delegate Adele McClure

Member

District 2, Arlington

​Delegate Adele McClure proudly represents the 2nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is the daughter of a resilient early childhood educator and the daughter of a Filipino immigrant and veteran. Adele was raised in Northern Virginia, where her lived experiences highlighted the systemic issues facing those in poverty and made her a fierce advocate for vulnerable populations. As Delegate, Adele works with advocates, community leaders, residents, and other stakeholders to pass and implement legislation that breaks down barriers, expands human rights, and improves access to critical services for people in Arlington and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is both the first Black person since Reconstruction and the first Asian person to represent Arlington County in the Virginia General Assembly.

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Delegate Kannan Srinivasan

Member

District 26, Loudoun

Delegate Kannan Srinivasan represents House District 26 and is the first Indian American immigrant to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates. He moved to Virginia in 1992 to pursue a master’s in accounting at Old Dominion University after earning chartered accountancy certification in India. Loudoun County has been home to him and his wife, Jayashree, for almost 25 years. Prior to his election to the General Assembly, he was a  finance and business analytics professional for more than thirty years, at NEW/Asurion and recently with the Chef Jose Andres Restaurant group. He served on the Virginia State Medicaid Board for seven years, most recently as its Chair, and currently serves on the boards of the George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute and the Loudoun Free Clinic. He is appointed to the Health & Human Services and Privileges & Elections Committees, in addition to the Speaker’s Select Committee on Advancing Rural Health.

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