The challenge to election residency of Democrat state senator Ghazala Hashmi has been dismissed by a Virginia Judge.
Senator Hashmi rented an apartment in a neighboring district where she ran for re-election to the state senate after redistricting put her out of her original district.
“Several Chesterfield County residents filed a petition in November alleging that Hashmi, who was first elected in 2019 and recently won a second term, was not complying with the requirement that candidates live in the district they are seeking to represent.
In the court proceedings, both sides acknowledged that Hashmi had rented an apartment inside the confines of the Richmond-area 15th District where she was elected in November after the most recent redistricting process resulted in new political maps. But the petitioners argued she had not abandoned the longtime family home where her husband continued to live, which is located near the apartment but in a different district, the one in which Hashmi was first elected.”
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