Pursuit of politics: Youth still wants to serve — hear from eight of those who do

By Meg Fry
New Jersey | Jul 16, 2018 at 7:00 am
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In today’s climate of political acrimony and distrust, some may wonder why anyone would want to be in the game. Especially if you’re young and idealistic.

As it turns out, hopes, dreams and the desire to do good things and have impact are still alive and well in the millennial generation.

ROI-NJ talked to eight millennials who are involved in politics — either as elected officials or as aides to them — to get their thoughts.

Find out about them and get their complete thoughts at the links below.

Elton Armady
Age 32, Democrat
Plainfield councilman at-large

Read the Q&A here.

Aylon Berger
Age 18, Democrat
Assistant to the campaign manager for Mikie Sherrill for Congress

Read the Q&A here.

Jason Cilento
Age 28, Republican
Dunellen councilman

Read the Q&A here.

Alyssa Dawson
Age 24, Republican
Westwood councilwoman

Read the Q&A here.

Giancarlo Ghione
Age 26, Republican
Chairman of the New Jersey Young Republican Federation

Read the Q&A here.

Stephany Kim-Chohan
Age 29, Democrat
Highland Park councilwoman

Read the Q&A here.

Bill Moen
Age 31, Democrat
Camden County freeholder and Southern New Jersey director for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker

Read the Q&A here.

Sarah R. Neibart
Age 26, Republican
Mendham Twp. committeewoman, deputy campaign manager for Bob Hugin for U.S. Senate

Read the Q&A here.

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