Herndon resident Sam Kubba will announce his candidacy for the 10th Congressional district seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R) on Jan. 26, at McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, at 7 p.m.
"I'm worried about where our country is going. … I'm worried about my kids. Where are they going to be in 10 years?
Everybody seems to be lawyers or a father-to-son … we need new blood."
Kubba, a Democrat, is an architect and interior designer, and author by trade, but decided last year it was time step into the political arena. He held off making his official announcement of his candidacy until after the local elections, he said.
"At the end of the day, you have to decide where you can help and where you can serve," he said of his first attempt at holding public office. "It's about hard work, sacrifice and compassion."
Kubba is no novice in politics, however. According to his Web site, Kubba, whose parents first came to the United States when he was 4 years old, pursued his degrees in the United Kingdom, where he was elected president of the student union and helped Labor Party candidate Ted Rowlings win a seat in British Parliament.
Back in the U.S., he is a member of the advisory board of the Virginia Task Force for Business Development with Iraq, created by Gov. Mark Warner (D); and the Privatization Advisory Board of the CPA. He is also an active member of the Dranesville District Democratic Committee and the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.
Professionally, Kubba founded and serves as chairman and chief operating officer of the American Iraqi Chamber of Commerce; is chairman and CEO of Crescent International Corp.; CEO of Kubba Enterprises; and president of the Consultants Collaborative.
Kubba is married to Basma, also an architect and interior designer, and has four children.
For more information about Kubba's candidacy visit his Web site at www.kubbaforcongress.com.