This is some key info on the 2017 Ohio election.
They have been impressed by the 2016 presidential race, a state consultant race in Michigan, even a village council member berating a member of the general public.
Three younger political hopefuls underneath the age of 25 are operating for native public workplace within the Larger Cincinnati space within the Nov. 7 election.
Here are their stories.
“I thought to myself, ‘why not?'”
Chelsea Rothschild is only 25 years old but confident in her ability to serve a constituency of over 36,000 in Springfield Township.
“I suggested that I was interested in running and suddenly people were calling me telling me I should do it,” said Rothschild. “I thought to myself, why not?”
Rothschild volunteered for Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the most recent presidential race. She is most notably endorsed by Run For Something, a progressive political action committee that mentors and supports newcomers to the political system.
The group has endorsed over 100 progressive candidates under the age of 35 running for local, state, and national office.
Rothschild is one of four candidates vying for two open spots on the Springfield Township Board of Trustees on Nov. 7.
Two incumbents are running for re-election: Joseph Honerlaw, 63, has been on the Board of Trustees since 1996, and Mark Berning, 59, has held a trustee seat since 2013.
Kyle Hufford ran in 2013 and lost to currently serving trustee Gwen McFarlin, 76, who is up for re-election in 2019 and has served on the Board of Trustees since 1995.
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Springfield Township is the 20th largest township Ohio according to 2010 U.S. Census statistics compiled by the Ohio Township Association with a population of 36,319 and a median age of 40.
Among the things she’d like to improve is the township’s website.
“Our zoning code is online. It’s about two-hundred pages, and it looks like somebody printed it out, threw it on the floor, stomped on it, put it back in order, ran it through a scanner and uploaded it,” said Rothschild.
“You can’t CTRL-F and search through it, and it’s two-hundred pages…that’s just a waste of everyone’s time.”
Rothschild says she sees an increase in young people becoming more politically engaged on a local level.
“My youngest volunteer…