WTVR: Democrat Ghazala Hashmi upsets Sturtevant for State Senate District 10
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With the win, Hashmi will be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in the Virginia State Senate.
Hashmi has spent the last 25 years as an educator in Virginia’s college and university system. She now serves at Reynolds Community College as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
Her family moved to America as a child and she moved to Richmond in 1991.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watc ... nias-stateGhazala Hashmi becomes first Muslim woman elected to Virginia's state senate
Ghazala Hashmi (D) unseated Virginia state Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R) on Tuesday to become the first Muslim woman elected to the state senate, according to The Associated Press.
Hashmi, a former community college professor, will represent the state’s 10th Senate District, which includes Powhatan County and parts of Chesterfield County and Richmond. She emigrated to the U.S. from India as a child and 2019 marked her first campaign for public office. <snip>
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