Liberty High School student experiences campaigns

November 27, 2012

By Veronica Austin

Veronica Austin
Liberty High School

This election season, many seniors in high school were eligible to vote, but some went further to have their voices heard, even volunteering for candidates’ campaigns to encourage others to vote.

One such student is Liberty High School senior Kiera Stevens, who worked with the group Friends of Dave Reichert after hearing that it was in need of volunteers. The group helped coordinate 8th District Washington congressman Dave Reichert’s campaign.

“I wanted to intern because I am a Republican,” Stevens said. “The party is a minority in this state, so I wanted to support it.”

With Friends of Dave Reichert, Stevens called voters, encouraging them to get to the polls, and waved signs in support of both Reichert and Washington state gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.

Volunteering with the campaign was, for Stevens, a hands-on way to experience the political system in action. Stevens relates the experience as a thoroughly positive one, and a great way for her to get involved. Though the campaign may be finished now, the experience will stay with her.

“I learned a lot about politics through talking with the people that ran the campaign,” Stevens said.

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