Tuesday, August 26, 2008

State's Youngest Delegate

He's only 20 years old, but Sean Stimmell has a front row seat to history. The NM Tech Sophomore was elected as an alternate delegate to the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver.

He's been featured both in local newspapers and in a Time Magazine article, The Dems' Really Young Guns.

Sean Stimmel, 19, a delegate from Los Alamos, N.M., will miss the first three days of his sophomore year at New Mexico Tech to blog from Denver for friends and donors. A year ago, Stimmel never read political news, but after a neighbor pushed him to volunteer for Obama, he is flirting with a political career of his own someday. Like Stimmel, Gilbert-Pederson says reaching other young voters will be key to an Obama victory. And when the convention and campaign are over? "On to adult life, I guess," he says.

He told us he got involved in Barack Obama's campaigning while surfing the internet.

He'll miss the first week of school, but says his mission when he gets back to campus will be making sure students are registered to vote and have filed applications for absentee ballots so their vote will be counted in November.

He told us he's meeting lot of young adults and hoping to go to a Fray concert while he's in Denver. He must be young, and I must be getting way to old. Has anyone else heard of Fray?

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