21-year-old college student throws hat in political ring

March 08, 2018 07:00 PM

March is "Women's History Month" and women are making history as more and more of them try to change the political landscape in this country by running for office.

Many of them are running for the first time. One of them is 21-year-old Morgan Zegers. The Malta woman and has never held public office, but says it makes her perfect for the job.

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Zegers lacks political experience, but she sure sounds like an up and coming politician. Along with reducing taxes to keep people in the state, this staunch Republican favors the Second Amendment, helping farmers and vets.

In fact, the college senior from Malta -- whose dad served in Iraq, was well on her way to a career as a veteran's advocate until she spoke with people at her local VFW where she was a regular volunteer. They said they were looking for someone with spunk and passion to bring passion to the Assembly seat. The 113th Assembly seat is held by another woman, Carrie Woerner.

Her lack of political seasoning doesn't mean she jumped into the arena totally blind. Like many young people do these days, she reached out through social media to Assemblyman Dan Stec -- a fellow Republican -- for advice.

Now she's crisscrossing Saratoga and Washington counties, confident that for some voters, her age and lack of baggage are pluses and that her message is also relatable.

More information:

Morgan Zegers' website

Morgan Zegers' Facebook page


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