Jasmine Gore, graduated from Hopewell High School in 2004 after her military family relocated to the City of Hopewell. At the age of 25, Ms. Gore had a sense of civic duty and volunteered on City boards and commissions such as Keep Hopewell Beautiful, Economic Development Authority, and Architecture Review Board.
November 2012, she made history within the City of Hopewell and Commonwealth of Virginia during the municipal elections. Just two years after obtaining dual bachelor's degrees in Biology and Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University Ms. Gore become the second 26-year-old to sit on Hopewell’s City Council.
She is currently the first woman and African-American elected to represent Ward Four within the City of Hopewell. In 2013, Ms. Gore was appointed to serve as the youngest Vice-Mayor within the Commonwealth of Virginia. During her service as Vice-Mayor, she has been credited with initiating the citizen-driven City of Hopewell’s Strategic Plan that was adopted unanimously in June 2014.