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Viktor Shepelin

North Carolina Forward Party - Custodian of Records

Viktor_Shepelin.pngViktor lives in Pittsboro, NC with his wife, who he met freshman year of high school, and young daughter, who was born in the summer of 2022. Born in the former Soviet Union, Viktor came to America with his mom and older brother when he was ten years old. He grew up in Philadelphia and lived in New York City for over a decade after college before moving to Pittsboro.

Viktor has been disenchanted with the unproductive back and forth between the Democratic and Republican Parties his entire voting-age life, but didn’t see a practical and achievable way to fix that — until Forward.

Viktor believes the Forward Party can help restore American optimism and achieve the vision of a democratic republic he once learned about in social studies class. He wants to help renew the hope and possibility of achieving the American Dream that brought his family to this country, but has been lost for so many in the midst of today’s political dysfunction. Viktor believes that starts by focusing on the things that unite us, rather than the wedge issues meant to divide us.

Viktor received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and has led product management and development teams in the financial technology sector. He currently serves on the Executive Team of Better Ballot North Carolina, a non-partisan, non-profit working to bring Ranked Choice Voting to North Carolina.