Shawn Pinkston ESQ.

Meet Shawn Pinkston, a true embodiment of service, commitment, and integrity, now seeking your support as the next South Carolina State Senate representative for District 44. From his early days in the Boy Scouts, Shawn embraced the ethos of improving his community, a principle that has guided his life's journey.

At just 19, Shawn demonstrated his commitment to our nation by enlisting in the United States Army, aiming to serve in the military police. Although a medical condition cut this chapter short, Shawn's resolve only strengthened. He returned to academia, earning a degree from Berea College, a respected Christian institution in Eastern Kentucky, where he further honed his dedication to service and leadership.

Shawn's career trajectory has been impressive and varied. Following his college graduation, he served as a communications director for both a U.S. Congress member and the Kentucky Senate president. His drive for legal excellence led him to the St. Louis University School of Law, during which the tragic events of 9/11 unfolded, profoundly impacting him. This pivotal moment prompted Shawn to rejoin the Army after law school, where he attained the rank of Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. His military service included a deployment to Iraq in 2007, contributing to the surge forces and returning home with an honorable discharge.

Choosing Charleston, South Carolina, as his home, Shawn has been a steadfast community supporter. He's lent his talents and time to the Daniel Island Rotary Club, the Exchange Club of Charleston, and currently, the Exchange Club of Daniel Island. His dedication to veterans is evident through his appointment by Governor McMaster to the South Carolina Veterans Trust Fund Board, emphasizing his ongoing commitment to those who have served our country.

Professionally, Shawn has been a fierce advocate for justice, prosecuting sexual predators and standing up for victims of sexual abuse. As a solo practitioner based in Mount Pleasant, he not only serves the legal needs of his community but also owns a small business providing medical equipment to veterans, underscoring his continuous support for those who have served.

Shawn, alongside his wife Andrea, is raising their family on Daniel Island, embodying the values of honor and integrity both at home and in his professional endeavors. An avid outdoorsman, Shawn enjoys fishing, camping, and competing in adventure races across South Carolina, including sprint triathlons on James Island.

As a husband, father, and patriot, Shawn is committed to bringing honor and integrity to the forefront of public service. His diverse experiences, from military service to legal advocacy and community involvement, showcase his readiness to serve District 44 with the dedication and leadership it deserves. Vote for Shawn Pinkston, a candidate who speaks of values and lives them every day.

Vote for Shawn in the Republican Primary on June 11th

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