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STL American: “From Yale to D.C. Back to STL”

May 31st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Shamed Dogan – 2000 Yale Graduate, former staffer to former Senator Jim Talent, and yet unannounced candidate for an open state rep seat in the 88th District – received a surprisingly favorable article today in the St. Louis American newspaper. The American, usually not noted for positive articles about Republicans – especially African American ones – kept their personal views out of the piece and highlighted the accomplishments of this impressive young man. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

By Meliqueica Meadows Of the St. Louis American

“I think it’s a good experience to get to go to other places in the country,” said Shamed Dogan, program coordinator for the Regional Business Council, a North County native who studied at Yale University and has worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“But you come to appreciate how good St. Louis is once you’ve been away for a while. There’s genuineness, closeness and a sense of community here.”

Dogan’s sense of community – and possibility – began at home, with his parents Leon and the late Jannett Dogan.

“My parents placed a heavy value on education. They always taught me to do my best in school, even though it doesn’t always make you the most popular. There are things more important in life than being popular.” Read more…

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