New Politics, a national organization that recruits and supports military veterans and national service alumni to run for public office, today endorsed Kathy Tran and Donte Tanner in their runs to represent Virginia’s 42nd and 40th Districts in the House of Delegates.

“Kathy Tran is a mother of four who’s dedicated her life to serving her country and her community – as an advocate for working Americans, for the rights of immigrants, and for kids in her local schools as President of the PTA,” said Emily Cherniack, Founder and Executive Director of New Politics. “She’s a true servant leader, we’re proud to endorse her, and we look forward to seeing her in Richmond.”

On Tuesday night, Kathy Tran won her primary election 54-46 and now will face Lolita Mancheno-Smoak during Virginia’s general election on November 7th.

“Dedication to his country runs deep for Donte Tanner – from his parents’ military and public service to his own service in the Air Force,” said Emily Cherniack. “Virginia families deserve a servant leader like Donte who will always put them first, and we’re proud to endorse him in his run for Delegate.”

Donte Tanner did not face an opponent in Tuesday’s primary. He will face Tim Hugo on November 7th.

New Politics was founded in 2013 and works to bring a new generation of leadership to politics by helping promising military veterans and national service alumni run for public office. The organization identifies top talent, helps them build a winning campaign infrastructure, and provides mentorship and support throughout their campaigns. In doing so, it helps change the political landscape by bringing fresh, service-oriented perspectives to the political arena. Learn more about New Politics at, and meet our other candidates here.