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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is defending her controversial "wheelchair ad," even after conservatives and liberals have deemed it insensitive. (Politico)

Wendy Davis defends Greg Abbott 'wheelchair ad'

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is defending her controversial "wheelchair ad," even after conservatives and liberals have deemed it insensitive. Published October 13, 2014

We need an Ebola czar: McCain

Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus. Published October 12, 2014

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)

Jesse Jackson, Dallas lawmaker blame racism for Ebola patient's death

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. have made similar arguments this week that Thomas Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died because his race and lack of "privilege" kept him from receiving the care he needed. Published October 9, 2014