Blog: State Senator Zahra Karinshak Selected for Emerging Legislative Leaders Program

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New Politics State Senator Zahra Karinshak from Georgia’s 48th District was selected for the Emerging Legislative Leaders Program! She participated in a program held in July at the University of Virginia, through a partnership between the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) and the Darden School of Business. 

Sen. Karinshak was selected through a competitive process. The program asks for nominations from members of state legislatures, and receives more than 200 nominations from leaders across the country for 50 just seats. During the program, Zahra participated in four days of challenging classroom discussions, led by a team of professors at the Darden School. This program has been attended by over 600 legislators, and a significant number have continued their careers in public service to achieve positions of leadership in their states. There is a focus on open-mindedness, and respect for leaders who may think differently or belong to a different political party.

We look forward to hearing about all Zahra learns, and know this program will make her an even more effective leader in the Georgia State Senate!