Ashwin Ramaswami, a 24-year-old Indian-American, is running for the Georgia state Senate seat in District 48. He has received the endorsement of US Senator Jon Ossoff. Ramaswami, the first Gen-Z candidate to run for a US state legislature, is challenging incumbent Republican State Senator Shawn Still.

Senator Ossoff emphasized the difference between the candidates, noting Ramaswami’s background as a former election security expert. Still, on the other hand, was indicted alongside former President Donald Trump for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. This stark contrast highlights the political divide in the race.

Ramaswami expressed gratitude for Ossoff’s endorsement, praising the Senator’s work on infrastructure, climate change, and cybersecurity. He stressed the need to protect these achievements from far-right Republicans. Ramaswami’s campaign has raised over USD 280,000, surpassing his opponent’s fundraising efforts.

If elected, Ramaswami would be the youngest representative ever in Georgia’s State Senate and the first Indian-American to hold this position. Born to Tamil Nadu immigrants in 1990, he graduated from Georgetown University in May. His campaign focuses on expanding healthcare access and investing in housing.

Source: Times of India