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Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Jasmine Farrior; “Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs!”

Are you crazy?! You’re too young! Yes, you are definitely crazy. You should wait. Maybe now is not the time.

This is what I’ve been hearing lately. Some people believe I have either lost my mind or I’m joking. If they knew me at all they would know that once I set my mind to do something I’m determined to see it through. No matter what it takes or what people say. So why does a lot of people think I’ve gone coo coo for cocoa puffs??

My name is Jasmine Farrior. I’m 29 years old and I’m running for a seat in Congress as a US House Representative for the state of South Carolina District Two. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve known that I would do incredible things in my life. I used to stare at the TV saying to myself that I would be in it someday.

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 24, 1985. My father was in the Army & my mother a school teacher. I got to travel a lot as a child. Being the new kid at school and learning how to be an excellent packer was the norm for me. My mom, father, younger brother and I had pick up and move almost every two years because of the military. Growing up I was a shy quiet girl who enjoyed reading, writing, acting, and basketball. Man did I love basketball. At one point I just knew I would be in the NBA. My hoop dreams turned into another passion as I got older. I began to come out of my shell and care more about the world. I began to have a strong desire to want to learn about the government and how it was ran. I spent many hours reading books familiarizing myself with US history. I started to understand that I had to do something to change the world.

Knowing in my heart that I would do something to better this world I never allowed anything to stop me. From almost the time I was born I had severe health problems. I had seizures until I was fourteen years old. Years later I suffered from a third degree burn on my right foot which led me to learning how to walk again. Shortly after that I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. The right side of my face wasn’t moving. This ultimately led to me dropping out of college. And most recently doctors told me I had Trigeminal Nueralgia. This is where the nerves in my face caused severe pain without warning. Like I stated before nothing has ever stopped me. I’m still here healthy and stronger than ever fighting. If you saw me you probably wouldn’t know I’ve been through so much in my life.

The next biggest thing I hear is what makes me qualified to run in this election? It’s simple. I want South Carolina to be a better state. I want the roads to be fixed, better health care options, create more jobs, and better family structures. I believe that anything is possible. We can come together as communities and stand up for what we need and want. The time is now. There’s no other time to get this state into shape. Just like there’s no other time for someone like myself to run for office. I’m a fighter. I want what’s best for South Carolina. I will do my best to make sure that happens.

I’ve been on all sides of the spectrum and experienced so many things. I know what it’s like to work hard every day then come home and still not have the things you need. To still fight to make ends meat living paycheck to paycheck. That is why I will work my hardest to run in this election, fight, and win. No matter what. My time is now. God has blessed me so much to be able to be at this point. I’m greatly honored to be able to run this race. The time is now South Carolina. The time is now to stand up and get everything we’ve been promised. We deserve the best and I will do everything to make sure we get it.

For more information contact Jasmine Farrior; Phone (404)989-8060 or email jfarrioract@gmail.com

 

 

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