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Young Indian-American Makes Historic Bid for Georgia Senate Seat



Ashwin Ramaswami, at 24 years old, has embarked on a historic campaign as the first Gen-Z Indian-American candidate running for a seat in the Georgia State Senate under the Democratic Party banner. His candidacy has gained significant momentum with the endorsement of US Senator Jon Ossoff, who highlighted Ashwin's commitment to democracy and his community.




Senator Ossoff emphasized the stark contrast between Ashwin, a former election security expert, and his opponent, incumbent State Senator Shawn Still, who faces allegations related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and involvement in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol.




"In Senate District 48, the choice is clear: Ashwin Ramaswami stands for progress and integrity, while his opponent represents a threat to our democratic values," Senator Ossoff stated. He underscored the importance of protecting democracy, asserting that Ashwin's election is pivotal in safeguarding Georgia's future.




Grateful for Senator Ossoff's support, Ashwin Ramaswami expressed his dedication to advancing critical issues such as healthcare access, housing options, and election integrity. He cited Senator Ossoff's track record in advocating for Georgia's infrastructure and cybersecurity, highlighting their shared commitment to addressing pressing challenges facing their constituents.




Ashwin, who previously worked in election security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), made the decision to enter politics driven by a desire to make a difference at the state level. His grassroots campaign has resonated strongly, surpassing his opponent in fundraising efforts, reflecting widespread community support for his vision and leadership.




A graduate of Georgetown University and the son of Tamil Nadu immigrants, Ashwin represents the next generation of leaders in Georgia. If elected, he would not only be the youngest representative in the state's history but also the first Indian American to hold this office, marking a significant milestone for diversity and representation in Georgia politics.




Ashwin Ramaswami's candidacy symbolizes the power of youth engagement and multicultural perspectives in shaping the future of American governance. His journey underscores the transformative potential of grassroots movements and the importance of civic participation in safeguarding democratic principles.

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