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Reichert Seeks High School-Age Volunteers as Youth Advisors

U.S. Representative Dave Reichert is looking for local youth to help him represent Mercer Island and the Eastside.

Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) announced last week the formation of a youth-focused advisory board made up of high school students residing in the Eighth Congressional District.

“I’m excited to form the Youth Advisory Board because young people are impacted greatly by the decisions of policymakers at all levels of government – their voices should be heard,” said Reichert. “Participants will learn about public policy and I am eager to exchange ideas and hear their feedback. These students’ unique perspective will be valuable as I continue working to find long-term solutions to the problems that face their families, their community, and this country. I look forward to working with these bright young people who call the Eighth District home.”

To learn more, interested students should contact or inquire with their teachers and administrators, who have already been notified of the opportunity.

Martha Sharp November 04, 2011 at 10:37 PM
I hope he is more attentive to this Youth Advisory Board than he is to his voting constituents. I have tried repeatedly to contact him to voice my concerns about the important issues facing us today, and have not had a reply (except for one form e mail). Mr. Reichert has no interest in the opinions of those he represents, and unfortunately he will probably put on a good face in front of these supposed Student Advisors. Hopefully they will see through this farce and come to realize that what they think doesn't matter any more to him than what the rest of us do.
Kendall Watson November 05, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Hi Martha, I happen to think this could be an excellent opportunity for local youth, which is why I put it on Mercer Island Patch. I am pretty sympathetic to your concerns, however — ever since their local communications staffer left Rep. Reichert's local office earlier this year, their responsiveness to media requests have been dismal as well (and that's being charitable). I heard about this Youth Advisory Board effort second-hand and then saw it on his website. I keep hoping this will improve but I'm not holding my breath.

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