Hi, I'm Harry Khanna, and I'm running for a 4-year term on the DNC.

I'm running because I believe in the DNC as an institution. I was an engineer on the DNC's voter protection team for three years, including through the difficult 2020 cycle. I built applications and DNC data pipelines that power nationwide campaigns alongside dedicated and brilliant technologists and lawyers.

As a former member of the DNC's union staff, I understand the DNC, its strengths, and where it can be improved.

If you want to read more about the work I did at the DNC, I wrote a little bit about it while I was there: Tools for Rapid Response on Election Day.

I don't get it. What are you running for?

On June 22, Democrats from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia will convene in Richmond to choose which five people will represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for four years.

This happens at the same time as the process to choose delegates to go to Chicago in August to re-nominate President Biden, but it is a different election.

If you're confused, you're not alone. The words "DNC" and "delegate" are overloaded and mean at least five different things. Here's a handy little graphic that might help.

Who are you?

I serve as both the Secretary of the Fourth Congressional Democratic Committee and the Secretary of the Richmond City Democratic Committee. As Secretary, I actively participate in party infrastructure. As a DNC member, I will get my hands dirty and see how and where I can be most effective to support the staff as they maintain our critical infrastructure.

I am an experienced lawyer and have served in the past as a volunteer voter protection lawyer. I also have an advanced engineering degree, and the DNC hired me because of my dual ability to engineer infrastructure while understanding the unique point of view of practicing lawyers.

Work & Education

  1. Company
    Khanna Law
    Role
    Principal Attorney
    Date
  2. Company
    Democratic National Committee
    Role
    Senior Software Engineer
    Date
  3. Compass
    Company
    Compass
    Role
    Counsel
    Date
  4. Company
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Role
    Attorney
    Date
  5. Sullivan & Cromwell
    Company
    Sullivan & Cromwell
    Role
    Attorney
    Date
  6. Company
    Columbia Law School
    Role
    Juris Doctor (JD)

    James Kent Scholar

    Date

Supported By:

  • Doris Crouse-Mays, President of the Virginia AFL-CIO and DNC Member
    Doris is also running for DNC Member, and I strongly encourage you to vote for her on the same ballot as me. The DNC needs strong Labor representation, and Doris has been that critical voice for years.
  • Sen. Ghazala Hashmi, Virginia State Senator
  • Del. Briana Sewell, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Del. Irene Shin, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Edward F. Jewett, Clerk of the Richmond City Circuit Court
  • Patricia Harper-Tunley, CD-5 Chair
  • Margo Horner, CD-8 Chair
  • Manisha Singh, CD-11 Chair
  • Dave Leichtman, DNC Member
  • "Gumby" Andrew Breton, Chair, Richmond City Democratic Committee
  • Councilman Liam Watson, Town of Blacksburg
  • Sen. Saddam Salim, Virginia State Senator
  • Rep. Saira Draper, Georgia State Rep. and Former Voter Protection Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia
  • Del. Kannan Srinivasan, Virginia House of Delegates
  • The Richmond City Democratic Committee
  • Shyamali Roy Hauth, AAPI Leader
  • Matt Royer, President of the Virginia Young Democrats
  • Tyler Javonillo, VAYD National Committee Rep.
  • Sean Montiero, Chair, Virginia Beach Democratic Committee
  • Cyliene Montgomery, Chair of the disAbility Caucus
  • Clarence Tong, Vice Chair Finance DPVA
  • Lisa Vedernikova Khanna, President of the Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats (and my wife)
  • Tina Winkler, Chair, VA Association of Democratic Chairs
  • ...and many more!