My opponent, John Bell is not a nice person. I am a first generation immigrant from India. I came to America in 1997 in search of finding the American dream and to give a better education to my two daughters. After my children went to college, I felt a responsibility to give back to the country I adopted by running as a delegate in VA 87th district.
My community has faced several racial attacks in the past – but we have worked hard to forge strong bonds with our community. It’s very bad that my opponent is using race to attack me and my community. His comments are very insensitive and wrong.
As a proud American and Indian immigrant, I call on John Bell to stop using race against me in a campaign that instead should be focused on improving education and transportation.
— Subba Kolla