AAPI Elected Officials

Congressman Bobby Scott

U.S. Representative

Robert Cortez Scott is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district since 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the dean of Virginia's congressional delegation.

Twitter: @BobbyScott

State Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Hashmi is an Indian-born American politician and former academic administrator and educator. A Democrat, Hashmi represents the 10th district in the Senate of Virginia; she is the first Muslim woman elected to the body. She worked as an educator and academic administrator for 25 years before shifting to politics.

Twitter: @Senatorhashmi

State Delegate Kathy Tran

Kathy Tran was born in Vietnam. She and her parents fled as boat refugees when she was seven months old. Delegate Kathy Tran has represented the 42nd House of Delegates district since 2018.

Tran and Kelly Fowler were the first Asian-American women to be elected to Virginia's House of Delegates in November 2017. She is the first Vietnamese American elected official on any level in the Commonwealth.

Twitter: @KathyKLTran

State Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler

Kelly Convirs-Fowler is an American politician. Since 2018, she has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing district 21. Fowler serves on the Privileges and Elections Committee and the Science and Technology Committee

Twitter: @DelegateFowler

State Delegate Suhas Subranayam

A Democrat, he is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 87th district.

Suhas has dedicated his life to serving his community and solving some of our country’s biggest challenges. His family's story in America began in 1979, when Suhas’s mother, a native of Bengaluru, India, immigrated to the United States. She landed in Dulles Airport to start a new life where she could become a physician and raise a family.

Twitter: @SuhasforVA

State Delegate Irene Shin

Irene is the daughter of Korean immigrants, and was raised in Burbank, California. Her father is a small business owner, and her mother is a homemaker and a home caretaker for those with health problems who require assistance to live independently.

Irene’s family story is similar to many in the 86th District. She went to a state university on a scholarship and paid her way through college by waiting tables.

Irene Shin was elected as a State Delegate to represent the 86th District in November 2021.

Jeanette Rishell

Jeanette Rishell. Mayor Of Manassas Park. I was born and raised in a loving Filipino American extended family in which everyone was genuinely committed to each other’s well being. They were a continuing example to me because they were always helping others, particularly those who could not navigate life’s challenges as well as we could. And they did so without hesitation and without any expectation of personal gain.


Ingrid Morroy

Ingrid Morroy was elected Arlington Commissioner of Revenue in November 2003, and took office on January 1, 2004. She is a Certified Master Commissioner of Revenue, and a graduate of Leadership Arlington. Born in Holland and raised in Suriname (South America), Ingrid speaks six languages, including Spanish.

Twitter: @imorroy

Letty Hardi

Letty Hardi is the City of Falls Church Council Member. Letty Hardi is a marketing and financial services professional and community advocate. Hardi spent 11 years as a Director of Project Management at Capital One where she led complex, multi-million dollar, cross functional projects and teams

Twitter: Letty_Hardi

So. P. Lim

So P. Lim is serving her second term on the City Council.

Lim is president of the U.S. chapter of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), a branch of World Taekwondo Foundation, that works with refugee camp children to teach the values and principles of Taekwondo.

Twitter: @SoLim4Fairfax

Pradip Dhakal

Pradip Dhakal is serving his second term on the Herndon Town Council. He serves on the Inter-Jurisdictional Committee with Fairfax and Loudoun counties; and on the town’s Interview Subcommittee, to recommend appointments to boards and commissions. He also serves as the town’s representative on the Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) and Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission.

Twitter: @PradeepDhakal11

Naila Alam

Naila Alam, a resident of Herndon since 2000, is serving her first term on the Herndon Town Council.

Twitter: @NailaAlam9

Haseeb Javed

Haseeb Javed is Manassas Park City Council.

Babur B. Lateef, M.D.

Babur Lateef is the PWC School Board Chairman At-Large. He was elected to serve as Chairman At-Large on November 6, 2019. Babur Lateef previously served in an interim capacity after the Board appointed him to fill an unexpired term in April of 2018.

Twitter: @PWCSChairman

Rachna Sizemore-Heizer

Rachna Sizemore Heizer (she, hers, her) was sworn into office as one of three At-Large School Board Members for Fairfax. Sizemore Heizer is the child of immigrants, a college professor, lawyer, and a disability justice advocate.

Twitter: @RachnaHeizer

Judy Le

Judy Le is the Rivanna Magisterial District representative on the Albemarle County School Board.

Harish Mahedavi

Harris Mahedavi is the School Board Member for Ashburn District. Harris Mahedavi, his wife, Dr. Sadia Mahedavi, and their two children have called Belmont Greene, Ashburn and Loudoun County their home for the past eight years.

Twitter: @LCPSMahedavi

Atoosa Reaser

Atoosa Reaser is the School Board Member for Algonkian District in Loudoun. She is a Loudoun community member for nearly 20 years, lives in the Algonkian District with her husband and son, where she volunteers for LINK Against Hunger and as a merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts. At LCPS, she has served as an executive board member for the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee, a classroom volunteer, PTA leader, and substitute teacher.

Twitter: @atoosareaser

Dr. Peter Gur

Dr. Peter Gur is the School Board Member for Edwards County. The primary function of the School Board is to provide guidance for the education of students and the operation of schools.

Mansimran Singh Kahlon

Mansimran Singh Kahlon is the Soil and Water Conservation Director Prince William District.

Twitter: @KahlonVA