Zoomer Ashwin Ramaswami wins the democratic primary in Georgia; Susheela Jayapal loses in Oregon


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Johns Creek, GA

Ashwin Ramaswami, the first Gen Z Indian-American candidate running for a US state legislature, has won the Democratic primary in the state of Georgia. Ramaswami wrote on X, “ Last night, I won the Democratic primary in Georgia Senate District 48, In November, I’ll face Republican Senator Shaen Still – who was indicted alongside Trump for being a fake elector in 2020. It’s the most flappable seat in Georgia. Let’s go win this thing. “

The 23- year- old Ramaswami graduated from Georgetown University  His parents immigrated to the US from Tamil Nadu in 1990. If elected, he would be the youngest ever elected representative in the State of Georgia and the first Indian-American to win this position in Georgia.

On the other hand, Susheela Jayapal, the sister of Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, lost her Congressional primary bid in the state of Oregon. “I just called and extended my congratulations to Maxine Dexter on her election to represent Oregon’s Third Congressional District. I am so proud of the campaign that I and my supporters ran. We were clear, from the beginning, that we were going to run a campaign based on values, and on our vision for the country and the district,” she said in a statement.

A mother of two, Susheela has been an outspoken champion for reproductive rights, education, and economic justice. Before entering elected office, she was a dedicated community advocate and volunteer, serving on numerous local boards.

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