Hi, My Name Is James McCaskel, and I am fundraising to be the First Black Governor Of Minnesota. I was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota I was adopted and grew up with two brothers and five sisters. When I turned fifteen, I realized that the family was short of money. So I decided to leave home to relieve stress on my mother. Homeless and sleeping in the open rooms of my closest friends I was forced to transfer high school every year eventually dropping out of high school to pursue my GED. Once I acquired enough knowledge to take the test, I signed up took the test, and passed. Applying for college I received a "Presidential Academic Scholarship" from JWU but with huge dreams of changing the world, I understood I couldn't change the world if I didn't change the city I came from. I applied For MCTC a local community college to pursue my degree in philosophy and political science.