Shuwaski Young is a 5th-generation Mississippi native, veteran, advocate, and public servant. He began a career of service by joining the Mississippi Army National Guard at age 17. Shuwaski is a proud graduate of East Central Community College and Jackson State University, where he learned under the direction of many of Mississippi’s greatest scholars and leaders. Upon graduating from JSU, Shuwaski worked for The Honorable Eric Clark (D) and The Honorable Delbert Hosemann (R) during their administrations at the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Since then, he has held leadership roles across the public and private sectors – including at the Obama 2012 campaign, the Clinton 2016 campaign, the federal Department of Homeland Security, Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, VA), The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and more.
In those roles, he’s specialized in voting rights, elections management, nonprofit development, advocacy, and communications. One of his greatest honors is his appointment by the Obama Administration to serve as External Engagement Coordinator at the federal Department of Homeland Security, where he managed the “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign – a national effort that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
Throughout these exceptional experiences, Shuwaski has always kept family, faith, and the great state of Mississippi at heart. He is eager to bring his professional experiences and connections to bear so that Mississippians can finally receive the principled and active representation that we deserve at the Secretary of State’s Office.
Path To Victory
We are engaging in an aggressive organizing campaign on a grassroots level. We have plans to invest heavily in organizers, phone bankers and volunteer activities involving postcard campaigning and texting. We’ll focus on boosting our social media presence by gaining followers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. We also plan to invest in traditional forms of communication including, digital advertising and direct mail.
Shuwaski has a broad base of support that includes unions, people of all races, genders, socio-economic levels, and political orientations.