Senator

Ghazala Hashmi

  • District: 10
  • Member since: 2020
  • Localities represented: Chesterfield County (part), Richmond City (part), Powhatan County (all)
  • Committees: Agriculture, Education and Health, General Laws and Technology, Local Government
  • Website: https://ghazalahashmi.com/
"Dr. Ghazala Hashmi serves as a legislator in the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 10th Senatorial District which includes parts of Richmond City, Chesterfield County, and all of Powhatan County. As an experienced educator and advocate who spent nearly 30 years working within Virginia’s college and university system, she identifies education, equity, the environment, and healthcare access as top legislative priorities. In November 2019, Ghazala was elected to office, unseating a Republican incumbent and helping to bring an historic Democratic majority to the state Senate and to the General Assembly. Prior to her election, she served as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. She and her family have lived in the District for close to 30 years. Ghazala is guided by the principles of integrity, social justice, and ethics in government in her approach to public service. Ghazala is the first Muslim American to serve in the Virginia Senate."

 

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