Ghazala Hashmi
District 10

Dr. Ghazala Hashmi immigrated to the United States from India 50 years ago and later earned her PhD in English from Emory University before moving to the Richmond area with her husband in 1991, where her daughters were born. She currently serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College. If elected, Ghazala would be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in the Virginia State Senate.