WFY Today

This Spectacular Authentic Gen Z Running For The Senate Seat

A new generation of young politicians is emerging from the community, and Ashwin Ramaswami is the first Indian-American from Generation Z to run for a state or federal legislature in the United States.

In 1990, Mr. Ramaswami’s parents left Tamil Nadu to relocate to the United States.

My goal in running for the Georgia State Senate is to serve my community better” 

It’s crucial that we have representatives who can actually represent us, not just those who can afford to; therefore, I want to make sure that we have fresh voices in politics—people who are young and come from unusual backgrounds,” he stated.

In Georgia’s District 48, a second-generation Indian-American is vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senator. He has a background in software engineering, election security, and technology law and policy studies.

Democrat Mr. Ramaswami is running against Republican incumbent Shawn Still, who was charged alongside former President Donald Trump for the January 6th uprising at the U.S. Capitol.

If elected, he would be Georgia’s first Gen Z state senator and the only state legislator to hold a degree in both computer technology and law. He would also break down barriers as the first Indian American member of the Georgia State Assembly by doing this.

In answer to a query, Mr. Ramaswami stated, “That’s why I’ve been running.”

In the 1990s, both of my parents immigrated to the US. Tamil Nadu was their native state. My father is from Coimbatore, while my mother is from Chennai. Indian and American cultures have always been a part of my upbringing. I follow Hinduism. Throughout my entire life, Indian culture and philosophy have piqued my curiosity, he declared.

He studied the epics of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavad Gita at Chinmaya Mission Balavihar as a child.

“I actually studied Sanskrit in college, which led to me reading a lot of ancient texts and developing a strong interest in the Upanishads. I’ve also always been really involved in yoga and meditation,” stated Mr. Ramaswami.

According to Mr. Ramaswami, considering his family’s origins and “those values that we’re bringing to the table as well” is an integral part of his legacy. Mr. Ramaswami, a native of Georgia, has experience using technology to advance public interest and generate employment through working with startups, small enterprises, and organisations.

He worked on cybersecurity and election security as a government servant at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), collaborating with state and municipal election administrations to safeguard the 2020 and 2022 elections. Additionally, he was employed by the Georgia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division as a legal fellow.

Should he be elected, he would be the first individual with this combination of experience in law and computer science to serve in the Georgia State Assembly.

In response to a query, he stated that members of his Gen Z cohort are “very aware politically” of current events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *