Wednesday, January 25, 2006
19-Year Old Buckeye Announces for State Representative
Ben McCullough, 19, has filed to run for state representative in Ohio House District 79. The college freshman is running for the Democratic Party nomination.
The principal at Edon Northwest High School, Bob Morton, says, "He will surprise people in how poised he is in dealing with the public, with newspeople and with his opponents." And, no matter how his first attempt at politics turns out, this big Ben says eventually it will be "time" for him and his generation to lead. "Social security, healthcare, medicare.. we're the ones, believe it or not, who are going to be talking about these issues and finding the solutions to solve them."Indiana Parley readers who might think Mr. McCullough too young to take on the challenge should know that your author was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives at age 22.