A digital communications and campaign strategist specializing in elections, advocacy and fundraising.
Since joining Winning Mark in 2014, Kasra Shokat has quickly become an invaluable asset in the planning, tracking and execution of digital campaigns.
Whether it's helping statewide educator unions pressure lawmakers to fund education, raising a Missouri ballot initiative campaign over $100,000 from online contributions, or developing influencer-targeting strategies for environmental advocacy groups, Kasra puts his digital media experience and knowledge of the political landscape to work for clients. Kasra's commitment to exceeding clients' goals has helped Winning Mark deliver major victories for local and statewide education, social justice, affordable housing and environmental campaigns, as well as Democratic candidates.
In 2014 Kasra graduated from Reed College in Portland with a degree in Political Science. From 2012-2014 Kasra served on the Reed College Judicial & Sexual Misconduct Board. His commitment to diligence and integrity, essential during sexual assault investigations at the College, remain central to his work and all of our work here at Winning Mark.
Kasra concentrated his undergraduate thesis on "Truth and Politics," a short essay published in 1967 by Hannah Arendt, a German-born Jewish American political theorist. Although she was reflecting on the Holocaust, much of Arendt's 1967 essay illuminates what's at stake today as we combat a president who relies on alternative facts: "The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lies will now be accepted as truth, and the truth be defamed as lies, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world – and the category of truth vs. falsehood is among the mental means to this end – is being destroyed" (Arendt, "Truth and Politics", 1967).