My name is Andrew and I’m running for town council of Randolph. I am 20 years old and if elected would be the youngest town councilor in Randolph’s history.
My family has a long history in the town of Randolph with our current house that we live in being acquired by the family over a century ago.
I grew up with my separated parents and three siblings (older sister, older brother, and younger brother). As a kid, I took an interest in animals, video creation, animation, and later took an interest in politics when I was going to high school. I noticed how broken the system actually was and how the people at the top weren’t doing anything to address issues that the average American was facing. Later, I realized the importance of local politics and its importance on everyone’s lives. Local governments have the most direct impact which is why everyone should be involved locally. Starting when I was 14, I became very involved in different political communities.
I got into activism and political work relatively early, starting when I was 16 years old. I called and texted voters for campaigns. In 2020, I became involved in volunteering for many different campaigns but most notably for Ed Markey in his primary election. I continued to volunteer for initiatives and campaigns and purely did this out of passion and wanting to contribute what I could. In 2022, I got a job as a paid canvasser for the Fair Share Amendment and knocked over 2,500 doors for that campaign.
Also in 2022, I became involved with a newly formed group named Progressive Victory which is a political organization aimed at energizing younger people to get involved in political organizing. The group has over 8,000 members nationally and I was very keen on the idea of it once I heard about it. I very quickly became the most active member in the group from Massachusetts and was offered the opportunity to become Massachusetts State Lead. I accepted and have managed over 200 volunteers from Massachusetts, worked with many campaigns, and gained knowledge and experience in strategy, management, team building, community building, and more. We have collaborated with campaigns such as helping State Senator Becca Rausch win reelection, Margaret Scarsdale win her seat for state rep (By 17 votes!), and Dominick Pangallo becoming the new mayor of Salem. I may be young but I have gained a lot of experience in a short amount of time and have been involved in local politics and electoral campaigns. Now I am not only the Massachusetts state lead but I was also promoted to be the Northeast Coalition Lead which means I mentor and manage the state leadership for all of the states in the northeast within the organization.
I have dedicated a lot of time and effort to get to where I am and that is exactly what I will bring to the town council as well.