NORWICH – Too many young people don’t care about government, according to James Zieno of Norwich, and with the formation of a local chapter for young Democrats, perhaps that will change, for both parties.
No stranger to politics, Zieno, who is 16, has actively campaigned for candidates and helped get the vote out as a participant with the Chenango County Democratic Committee over the past two years. He said he plans to major in political science in college and then go into politics.
He hopes a club for young Democrats will inspire Republican youths to get more involved, too.
“Even though the Republican Party outnumbers the Democrats by a large margin in Chenango County, they don’t have a club for young supporters either,” he said.