“Politics has been my life since I was in middle school,” said Shermichael Singleton, the 26-year old conservative political consultant, who up until his ouster last week was likely the youngest “senior adviser” to ever serve the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Singleton’s life in Republican politics started early, but he didn’t get into it to be popular. “Republican just wasn’t a favorable thing,” said Singleton, who grew up in Dallas, Texas. “But I’ve stuck with the party ever since.”
He began to stand out in right-wing politics as a student at the nation’s only historic all-male black college, Morehouse College in Georgia, where he was among few Republicans. [more]