top of page

Ghazala Hashmi

Ghazala Hashmi, candidate for Virginia Senate district 10

 Seasoned educator


 Leader for ethics in politics

Ghazala Hashmi, Ph.D., is an experienced educator and advocate who has spent over 25 years working within Virginia’s college and university system. She currently serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College.


Ghazala immigrated to the U.S. from India 50 years ago. As an immigrant living in a small town in the South, she saw first-hand how community building and fostering important dialogue can bridge the cultural and socioeconomic divisions that we face. She later earned her Ph.D. in English from Emory University, and she and her husband moved to the Richmond area in 1991. Ghazala would be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in the Virginia State Senate.


Chesterfield, Richmond

Map of Virginia Senate District 10

The 10th District voted for

Hillary Clinton and Ralph Northam

by more than 10 points


Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 11: Hashmi wins Democratic primary

And check out Ghazala's campaign video!

All Videos

All Videos

Watch Now
bottom of page