March 28, 2023

N. Korean rights activist sets sights on U.S. Congress

Well-known for advocacy, Scholte nonetheless faces long odds in Virginia

Prominent advocate for North Korean human rights Suzanne Scholte has announced her candidacy for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District in a race that may, win or lose, bring more attention to the causes she has promoted.

Scholte is running as a Republican, and is seeking office in the district currently held by Democrat Gerry Connolly, a three-term incumbent.