Ashwin Ramaswami Announces Run For GA State Senate
India-West News Desk
JOHNS CREEK, GA – Ashwin Ramaswami, a Johns Creek native with a background in cybersecurity, technology startups, and law and policy, has officially declared his candidacy for the Georgia State Senate, seeking to represent Senate District 48.
Democrat Ramaswami’s announcement follows the indictment of the incumbent State Senator, Shawn Still, for attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. Ramaswami emphasizes his dedication to accepting election results and upholding the democratic process.
Ramaswami’s candidacy is notable for potentially becoming 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.
His platform is focused on public safety, climate change, affordable health care and education for all.
With a background as a second-generation immigrant, a twin brother, and an engineer, Ramaswami reflects the diversity of Senate District 48, covering parts of North Fulton County, South Forsyth County, and North Gwinnett County, including areas such as Johns Creek, Cumming, and Sugar Hill.
Ramaswami’s credentials include over seven years of experience building tech startups, a three-year stint in the federal government focusing on cybersecurity and running a consulting company specializing in software architecture and technology law and policy.
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, teaching 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. He has also attended Georgia Tech and Stanford University.
His work at Schmidt Futures resulted in the creation of philanthropic initiatives to support open-source software communities, with his research influencing the introduction of a bill in Congress, H.R.3286, the Securing Open-Source Software Act.