Four Reasons to Build a Young Municipal Network

13 Nov 2019

Erica Spell Wolf is a councilmember for Ward 5 in Hyattsville, Maryland

“I always knew I would run for elected office. I just didn’t know it would be this soon.”

I was first elected to the Hyattsville City Council in 2017. And while I was involved in my community, I recalled while canvassing during my campaign residents would often ask “are you old enough to run?” I knew that signaled the need for a mind shift in how young people in elected office were seen. On my first day as an elected official, “It felt like I had walked into a different world and at times, I felt like I did not belong.”

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