Jay Sherrill

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Expected Major: Business/Politics

Hometown: Statesville, NC

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Personal Political Philosophy

My “must read” title for college students seeking to understand something about this election: The Enduring Debate by David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, and Kenneth R. Mayer

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?” – George Washington

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, President Thomas Jefferson

Wake the Vote Experience

My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: My most memorable experience so far is traveling to South Carolina to hear Ohio Governor John Kasich speak during the early primary season. Among the many voices of despair and anger that proliferated throughout American political life, Governor Kasich’s message of hope, bipartisanship, and unity was both a comfort and an inspiration.

Blog Posts

Taken By Surprise

  The 2016 Presidential Election has been anything but ordinary. Before this rodeo started, a vast number of political experts expected a basic and boring general election face-off between two establishment politicians with familiar names, Hillary Clinton and Jeb...

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