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Students Running for City Council to Change the Face of Local Politics

A swiftly growing political movement in Orange County has captured the energy of young people committed to taking part in local politics by serving in elected positions on city councils.

Orange County Students for City Council graphicSource: OC Students for City Council Instagram

Founded in April 2018 in San Clemente, OC Students for City Council aims to recruit and encourage young people to change the face of political power in Orange County by running “corporate-free” campaigns. The group claims no political party affiliations, and is intended exclusively for young candidates under the age of 27.

“Elected officials all throughout Orange County are widely failing to represent the needs of their constituents. The wealthy and their campaign contributions are determining the future of our cities and county as a whole. We, the youth, intend to change this by mobilizing a wave of young progressive students to run for city council seats all across Orange County.”
Source: OC Students for City Council

The group currently consists of six candidates and is actively recruiting more.

“Candidates must be 27 years old or younger, currently attending school or a recent graduate, running a corporate-free campaign, and advocating for policies that will transition their cities to sustainable futures, end homelessness, as well as expand affordable housing.”
Source: OC Students for City Council

 
For more information, visit their website at OC Students for City Council. https://www.ocstudents4citycouncil.org/

OC Students for City Council candidates photo

Photo by Orange County Students for City Council

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Ross Teasley

A long-time Dana Pointer, technologist and publisher, I have been involved in several initiatives around Dana Point over the years ranging from environmental issues to civic planning. Fueled by coffee.

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