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Young Elected Officials

Many Say Schock Is Too Young to Serve. Here's Why They're Wrong.

Andrew Gillum | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Andrew Gillum

In the quick unraveling of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political career, some have questioned whether millennials are ready for Congress, but it's wrong to conclude that Schock's youth was the reason for his mistakes. And it's even worse to write off young people as unfit for public office.

Even in a Bad News Election, Young Progressives Win

Andrew Gillum | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Andrew Gillum

While there is a great deal to be concerned about, there is also an important success story coming out of the midterms that has largely been overlooked: the role of young progressives who won their elections in every part of the country.

The Legacy of 'Seeing' Harvey Milk

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in California, had held his office for less than a year before he was assassinated. But Milk helped erase some of the invisible boundaries defining who in our country can be elected officials.

24-Year-Old Announces Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A 24-year-old Maine state legislator has announced he's running for Congress, though he's not yet legally old enough to hold the job. For obvious reas...

John Celock

Like Son, Like Father | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Some parents hope their children follow in their footsteps. One mayoral candidate in Michigan, however, is seeking to follow the path once walked by h...

Teen Socialist's Big Win

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A 19-year-old socialist took office last week as the member of a local school board in New Jersey. Pat Noble, a pharmacy clerk, was sworn-in as a ...

31-Year-Old Considers Bid To Replace Kerry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

A 31-year-old state senator from western Massachusetts has announced that he plans to start exploring a bid to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)....

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Honorary Title | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State-elect Jason Kander, a 30-something war veteran, will soon take the mantle of the nation's youngest statewide elected offic...

Nate Willis

States Hunting For Young Blood | Nate Willis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

College students, beware! The National Conference of State Legislatures is coming for you. With a recent survey showing that very few state legisl...