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July 10, 2010

Eternal vigilance: you're never too young

Posted by Rick Henderson at 09:56 AM

Becki Gray, who among many other things is our eyes and ears (and advocate) at the General Assembly, gets a shout out in this News & Observer profile of 12-year-old Luke Stancil, a budding Reaganite who spends much of his summers hanging out with legislators. (His father is a legislative assistant.)

And, according to Becki, schooling them on occasion.

"He reads the bills that I think some legislators don't," she said.

After graduating middle school and high school and college, Luke plans to run for the General Assembly at age 22 (and win), and then move on to higher office.

"He figures 60 percent of today's members will be around when he's sworn in, which will give him a built-in advantage" with all the connections he's made, reporter Matt Ehlers writes.

Which, considering the makeup of today's members, is another bulletproof argument for term limits.

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