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Virginia Senate District 10

Duties - The Senate, with the House of Delegates, has legislative power to enact laws. The Senate has 40 members elected from separate districts.Term - 4 yearsSalary - $18,000

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    Ghazala F. Hashmi
    (Dem)

  • Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district and what is your plan to address it?

What measures, if any, would you support to ensure the right to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting (1) Do you support the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission and why? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support to implement the commission?

Do you support the Equal Rights Amendment? If yes, what are you willing to do to ensure ratification by the Virginia General Assembly?

That solutions would you support to curb gun violence in Virginia?

In a recent public opinion poll, 82% of Virginians believe that people should be able to afford to live in the community where they work. What programs or policies would you support to promote workforce housing in Virginia?

Campaign Phone (508) 737-5479
Age 55
Twitter page @Hashmi4Va
Facebook page Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia Senate
As I speak with voters across the district, the consistent message that I hear is that we must make quality public education a priority. As an educator with nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, I understand this concern. I plan to address this priority by ensuring that we effectively fund our public schools, compensate our teachers with the salaries that they deserve, and support Virginia’s institutions of higher education so that rising tuition costs do not impede opportunity.
Ensuring the essential right to vote requires that we be vigilant against all efforts to suppress voting rights. These efforts include restoration of voting rights for individuals released from prison, accessible polling stations, absentee and early voting, automatic voter registration, and increased voter education. Election integrity and voter confidence in that integrity is absolutely essential. I support measures that restrict corporate spending in elections and that require transparency.
I support the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission. The ugly history of gerrymandering in Virginia and across the country has disenfranchised minority communities and has allowed systemic, unjust representation to continue, decade after decade. I support legislation that establishes a non-partisan commission to evaluate and determine the boundaries of districts in an impartial and equitable manner.
I am a firm believer in the Equal Rights Amendment, and I pledge to do all I can in Richmond to enact this necessary measure. I will co-sponsor the bill, speak on its behalf, and collaborate with advocacy groups to convince other legislators to support the bill’s passing.
I support effective, common sense gun safety legislation: universal background checks, a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines, red flag laws, and closing the gun show loophole. Our state has been affected greatly by gun violence, and we have to increase the safety of our citizens through common sense gun legislation.
Quality, affordable housing that allows people to live within the communities in which they work is essential. I support policies that provide affordable mortgage options, that support mixed-income housing developments, and that provide incentives for individuals to live closer to work and reduce commute travel.
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