Javascript is required to run this page

VaNews for John Bell

Subramanyam Bill Seeks to Push Back on Greenway Toll Hikes

By RENSS GREENE, Loudoun Now

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-87) has filed a bill intended to give the state power to throw light of the Dulles Greenway’s secretive finances—and push back on constantly rising tolls. Subramanyam’s bill is identical to bills filed last year by Del. Dave A. LaRock (R-33) and Sen. William M. Stanley Jr. (R-20), which both died in committee.

VaNews January 17, 2020

Commonwealth Caucus hopes to increase bipartisanship

By NATHANIEL CLINE, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

First-year Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-87th) and veteran state Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr. (R-24th) have joined forces to co-chair the new Commonwealth Caucus designed to increase bipartisanship during the new General Assembly session in Richmond. State Sens. John Bell (D-13th) and Jill Vogel (R-27th), both of whom represent portions of Loudoun County, are members of the caucus.

VaNews January 14, 2020

New group strives to find common ground in General Assembly

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

State lawmakers have expressed concern about the increased polarization happening the legislature, so some have started a new caucus to show that legislators across the political spectrum can work together to find common ground on issues. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, and Del.-elect Suhas Subramanyam, D-Loudoun, are co-chairs of the Commonwealth Caucus, which they hope will improve bipartisanship during the upcoming legislative session.

VaNews January 7, 2020

New caucus hopes to improve bipartisanship

By JUSTIN MATTINGLY, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A group of Virginia legislators hopes to find common ground on issues facing the state in a new-look General Assembly. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, and Del.-elect Suhas Subramanyam, D-Loudoun, announced Monday the creation of a new caucus — formally, the Commonwealth Caucus — that they hope will encourage bipartisanship

VaNews January 7, 2020

Loudoun County supervisors oppose Second Amendment support in legislative package

By NATHANIEL CLINE, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 3 voted against supporting a Second Amendment policy statement within its Richmond legislative program. After items on affordable housing and waiving land use permit fees were quickly added to the program, the board’s mood shifted after Catoctin Supervisor Geary Higgins (R) asked the board to consider supporting a policy statement showing affirmation for the Second Amendment.

VaNews December 10, 2019

Bell tops Higgins to win 13th District Senate seat

Inside NOVA

Democrat John Bell has defeated Republican Geary Higgins for the 13th District state Senate seat, considered a key if Democrats are to take control of the chamber.

VaNews November 6, 2019

In contest for Black’s seat, focus on gun violence, response to Justin Fairfax allegations

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

With longtime Republican state Sen. Richard H. Black leaving office at year’s end, Democrats appear poised to win the Loudoun County-area seat he’s held on to as his district turned increasingly blue. Del. John J. Bell (D-Loudoun) and Loudoun County Supervisor Geary M. Higgins (R-Catoctin) are each catering their message to moderate voters, particularly white women.

VaNews November 1, 2019

GOP candidate says climate change ‘not based on science’

By DANIEL BERTI, Prince William Times

Candidates running for Virginia’s 87th District House of Delegates’ seat clashed on environmental policy, independent redistricting and gun reform in their first debate in Haymarket Monday night. Democrat Suhas Subramanyam, a former White House technology policy advisor to President Obama, is running against Republican Bill Drennan, a retired Air Force veteran, in the Nov. 5 election. ...During the debate, Drennan labeled himself a “climate change skeptic” and called into question scientific research showing the existence of climate change. Drennan said the issue of climate change had become “a religion … not based on science.”

VaNews September 26, 2019

Higgins routs Meyer in 13th Senate District Republican primary

By STAFF REPORT, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins handily defeated his board colleague Ron Meyer in the 13th Senate District Republican primary on Tuesday. Higgins claimed 65 percent of the vote to Meyer's 35 percent. The 13th Senate District seat is being vacated by the retiring Dick Black

VaNews June 12, 2019

Subramanyam wins Democratic nomination in 87th House District

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Democrat Suhas Subramanyam on Tuesday claimed his party's nomination in the 87th House of Delegates District. Subramanyam, an attorney and government consultant, topped three challengers – Hassan Ahmad, Akshay Bhamidipati and Johanna Gusman – by taking more than 47 percent of the vote.

VaNews June 12, 2019