Leading from the Left

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Blood, New Voices

I attended the annual Hillsborough precinct meeting on Tuesday night. It was my first since moving to Hillsborough in the spring of 2007. It was a great meeting.

We elected an 18 year old precinct chair, Matt Hughes! A senior at Cedar Ridge High School, Matt is Student Body president and will be attending UNC-CH in the fall. Only minutes after getting elected chair, Matt was already introducing resolutions on issues he cared about: voting rights for residents of US territories, the job responsibilities of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the county's property revaluations. He did a stellar job explaining the issues and defending his position.

It's heartwarming to see a fresh face and new voice entering Democratic Party politics. Every political organization needs new energy to bubble up from the grassroots. It keeps us on the top of our game.

Congratulations Matt!!