Meet the Candidate
Jazmin Schiano Di Cola was born in San Salvador, El Salvador during the country's brutal civil war. Jazmin’s parents left the country for the U.S under the umbrella of political asylum. At 1-year-old, she faced family separation. Jazmin and her sisters reunited with their parents after 10 years. They settled in Frederick County, where she was raised in the neighborhoods of District 3. She graduated from Frederick County Public Schools and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, Florida for Business Administration.
During her life, Jazmin Di Cola has faced many challenges as a person of color, and immigrant, and a non-native English speaker. She has experienced first-hand systematic racism and racial profiling. This taught Jazmin to be resilient, to have the courage to speak up, and to represent those who felt silenced. She believes that Frederick County needs to represent all of its residents and have an authentic representative of District 3. The vast majority of communities of color, Immigrant communities, and underserved communities live in District 3 and they deserve a voice and a seat at the table when decisions are made for their future.
She believes in the social and economic inclusion of all regardless of color, gender, religion, or where they come from. She has set up learning workshops to help and advise small business owners. Over the years she has helped many entrepreneurs start businesses in Frederick County. As an active and an organizer with RISE Coalition, she has been involved in the fight for social justice and equal rights.
During the State of Emergency due to COVID-19, Jazmin and RISE Coalition worked to advocate for the inclusion of all Frederick County residents regardless of immigrant status for rental and emergency funds. Jazmin fought for ongoing translations of program details so that all residents understood all COVID testing and assistance funding available to them, She worked in collaboration with RISE members to raise funds for families who were not included in the stimulus package and was able to help over 150 families.
Jazmin Di Cola is an active volunteer with multiple local non-profit organizations and has helped create many community connections and networks.
Jazmin believes that change starts when our representatives truly know the hardships felt by their community. She is ready to be the authentic voice of District 3.