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Ches McDowell is a senior at North Carolina State University hailing from Lexington, NC. He is studying political science and plans on attending a North Carolina law school after graduation. While at NC State, Ches was a two-term president and executive director of the College Republicans, president of Kappa Alpha Order, and president of the NC State chapter of Student for Concealed Carry on Campus. Ches was also News Editor for Broadside Magazine, the campus conservative paper. He also works part-time as an aide to state senate minority leader Phil Berger.