Ashwin Ramaswamy to run for Georgia State Senate


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Johns Creek, GA

Ashwin Ramaswami has officially declared his candidacy for the Georgia State Senate, seeking to represent Senate District 48. A native of Johns Creek with a background in cybersecurity, technology startups, and law and policy, Ramaswami, if elected, will become the first Indian American in the Georgia State Senate, the first Gen Z member, and the only State Senator with both a computer science and a law degree.

Democrat Ramaswami’s announcement follows the indictment of the incumbent State Senator, Shawn Still, for attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. Ramaswami emphasized his dedication to accepting election results and upholding the democratic process.

He posted on X, “Today, I’m excited to announce my campaign for GA State Senate District 48! I am committed to bringing inclusive, informed, and forward-thinking leadership to our State Senate. Learn more at” His platform is focused on public safety, climate change, affordable health care and education for all.

Senate District 48, cover parts of North Fulton County, South Forsyth County, and North Gwinnett County, including areas such as Johns Creek, Cumming, and Sugar Hill.

He has over 7 years of experience working to build tech startups. He has worked in the federal government on cybersecurity for 3 years; and currently runs a consulting company around software architecture, technology law and policy. An alumnus of Georgia Tech, Stanford University, and Georgetown University Law Center, Ramaswamy built a career in software engineering, election security, and technology law and policy research.

During his time at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Ramaswami managed a cybersecurity program for state and local election officials, contributing to the security of the 2020 and 2022 elections. His collaboration with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office demonstrated his dedication to fortifying election systems.

Ramaswami has also been involved in community outreach, taking classes on Hindu philosophy and culture to middle and high school students at Chinmaya Mission and founding the Dharmic Law Student Organization at Georgetown University Law Center.

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