Ashor Sarupen is the DA Spokesperson on ICT, Finance and Education in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. Ashor is the youngest person ever elected to the Gauteng Legislature.
Ashor was elected to the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality in 2011, at the time, the youngest councillor elected to a Gauteng Metropolitan Municipality. He served as the Opposition Chief Whip in the municipality from May 2011 until June 2013, when he took on a senior role in strategy in the DA Gauteng 2014 Election Campaign. He previously had prolific roles in running the DA’s 2011 election campaigns in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. He joined the DA in 2006 as a teenager.
Born in 1988, Ashor matriculated at Dr. Johan Jurgens High School in 2005. He has postgraduate degrees in both Earth Sciences and Business Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he is presently completing an MBA. In 2018 he will be completing a Masters in Finance and Investment. He has attended various courses in electioneering, strategic planning, campaign management and political communications.
His favourite book is Helen Suzman’s autobiography. He considers himself a strong liberal committed to a fair and just society, internationalism and the advancement of human rights.
His interests include community service, reading and keeping up with current affairs.
Ashor Sarupen MPL
DA Spokesperson on ICT, Finance and Education