For Delegate HD 27
Kannan On The Issues
Kannan believes that Healthcare is a right and not a privilege. As a Board member of Virginia Medicaid, Kannan has been a strong advocate in expansion and adding new coverage like adult dental care. As a Delegate, Kannan will bring his experience to protect the progress we have made in Healthcare and will work to improve access, coverage, quality and to reduce the cost to make Virginians more healthy, productive and to contribute at a higher level in their jobs and society.
Covid 19 has exposed the deeply entrenched inequities in health systems and infrastructure. Virginians are still dealing with Covid 19 pandemic effects and it is very important that we continue to invest in public health infrastructure and address historical inequities. Kannan will be a tireless advocate to address these critical issues in Healthcare.
Northern Virginia is a dynamo of economic growth in Virginia but we should ensure that our economic growth is inclusive and provides fair opportunities to ALL Virginians. As a Delegate, Kannan will passionately work to bring balanced economic growth by advocating for policies that will promote the growth of small businesses and to improve the lives of working families. Kannan will fight to bring more help to Virginians dealing with the current environment of high inflation.
Kannan serves as a Commissioner in the Loudoun Economic Development Advisory Commission where he advocates diversifying Loudoun’s economy so that we are well prepared for changes in the future economic environment.
Kannan's parents were proud school teachers who instilled the value of public service. Kannan strongly believes that the public education is the best investment to ensure a bright future for Virginians.
Education being the greatest equalizer, as a delegate, Kannan will promote excellence in public education, special education, increase teachers pay and invest in better infrastructures of the schools. As a Delegate, Kannan is committed to alleviate high student debt by advocating innovative solutions and addressing high cost of education.
Climate change is an existential threat to humans. Kannan’s convictions are to pro-actively address the climate change with impactful policies to reduce our carbon footprint, and to transition into renewable energy at scale. As a Delegate, Kannan will promote green energy and will support public private partnerships to find innovative solutions.
Internet is the largest single thing we have built as humans and having lived in Loudoun - the data center capital of the world, for more than 20 years, Kannan will advocate the best practices to promote a greener internet and cloud.
Kannan moved to Northern Virginia in the mid-90s and has experienced first-hand, the soaring cost of housing and how it’s unaffordable for many families. Kannan is committed to promote affordable housing solutions, stronger tenant protections and effective eviction prevention programs.
As a Delegate, Kannan will be a strong advocate to promote racial equity in housing and additional funding for programs that promote home ownership in communities that have historically not had a fair opportunity to home ownership.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of ADA, Kannan will be a strong advocate to promote programs that will improve accessibility in transportation and home designs for Virginians with accessibility needs. As a Delegate, Kannan will work to promote inclusive playgrounds for children with blindness, autism and disabilities.