Eighteen-Year-Old Elected to School Board

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Many young people are disinterested in politics, which is just one reason an 18 year old from New Jersey is standing out.

Chase Harrison has only been eligible to vote for two months but was recently elected to Millburn Township's Board of Education.

He is the youngest elected official in the state. He did a lot of his campaigning through social media.

"I thought I could make a difference in the lives of students in Milburn who are incredibly stressed, really overburdened, (and) needed a voice on the Board of Education to advocate for them," Chase said.

His father, David, said he remembers talking politics with Chase when he was a toddler.

"He was very engaged at a young age," he said.

"Our students are the pride of this community, it's time that we looked to them, to solve a lot of the problems that they are having themselves," his mother, Beth, added. "And they can do it. We should never underestimate them."

The high school senior doesn't have plans of slowing down. Fluent in Spanish, he eventually wants to go to Latin America as an international relations representative.

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