Delegate Kathy Tran
District 42, Fairfax
Delegate Kathy Tran serves in the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 42nd House District. Kathy and her parents fled Vietnam when she was just seven months old and came to the United States. She now fights for the values that her parents saw in the United States: hope, opportunity, and freedom. From her 12 years as a public servant at the U.S. Department of Labor to her advocacy work at the National Immigration Forum, she is now committed to ensuring all families have the same opportunities that her family had.
Senator Ghazala Hashmi
District 10, Chesterfield
Senator Ghazala Hashmi, PhD, serves in the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 10th Senatorial District which includes parts of Richmond City, Chesterfield County, and all of Powhatan 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. She sits on the following Senate committees: Education and Health; Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; General Laws and Technology; and Local Government. She is also Chair of the Public Education Subcommittee. 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 to serve in the Virginia Senate.
Delegate Suhas Subramanyam
District 87, Loudoun
Suhas Subramanyam represents the 87th District of Virginia, which includes Loudoun County and Prince William County. He was elected in 2019, becoming the first Indian-American and South Asian ever elected in Virginia at the state or federal level. He previously served as a White House technology policy advisor to President Obama, leading a task force on technology policy. As a Delegate, he has been named a Conservation Hero by the League of Conservation voters and has passed legislation to lower health care costs, fully fund public education, and address high tolls in Northern Virginia. 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.
Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler
District 21, Virginia Beach
Delegate Convirs-Fowler represents the 21st 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.
Delegate Irene Shin
District 86, Herndon
Delegate Shin serves the 86th 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. Delegate Shin represents the communities of Herndon, Reston, Sterling and Chantilly and serves on the Committees on Counties, Cities and Towns as well as Communications, Technology and Innovation.