Gen Z Indian American Ashwin Ramaswami Wins Georgia Democratic Primary!

Written on 05/27/2024
Asia91 Team


ATLANTA, GA (TIP)—Ashwin Ramaswami, the first Gen Z Indian American candidate for a US state legislature, has won the Democratic primary in Georgia Senate District 48. In the upcoming November election, he will face Republican Senator Shawn Still, who was indicted as a fake elector in 2020.

 

Ashwin Ramaswami, a trailblazing Gen Z Indian American candidate, has emerged victorious in the Democratic primary for Georgia Senate District 48. Born to Indian immigrant parents from Tamil Nadu, Ramaswami’s journey is a blend of Indian and American cultures. His early education at Chinmaya Mission Balavihar sparked his interest in Sanskrit and ancient Indian texts, which he balanced with his American upbringing.

 

Ramaswami graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and has since worked with nonprofits, startups, and small businesses to leverage technology for public interest and job creation. He served at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), focusing on cybersecurity and election security during the 2020 and 2022 elections, and also worked as a legal fellow in the Georgia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.

 

With over $280,000 raised and $208,000 in cash on hand, Ramaswami’s campaign is well-positioned for the general election. If elected, he would become the first Indian American and the first Gen Z state senator in Georgia’s state legislature.

 

 

  • Historic Primary Win: Ashwin Ramaswami won the Democratic primary for Georgia Senate District 48.
  • Upcoming Election: He will face Republican Senator Shawn Still in November.
  • Background: Ramaswami has a degree in computer science from Stanford and experience in cybersecurity and public interest technology.
  • Campaign Strength: Over $280,000 raised, with $208,000 in cash on hand.
  • Potential Firsts: If elected, he would be the first Indian American and the first Gen Z state senator in Georgia.

 

 

Ashwin Ramaswami’s victory in the Democratic primary marks a significant moment in Georgia politics. As he prepares to face Republican Senator Shawn Still, Ramaswami’s blend of Indian and American cultures, along with his professional background, positions him as a formidable candidate.

 

His focus on reducing political polarization and addressing key issues resonates with voters. The Indian and Desi South Asian community eagerly anticipates the potential historic win in November.