One local high school graduate has declared his intention to run for office.
Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Reynolds is a candidate for Johnson City Village Trustee.
Reynolds just graduated with Johnson City High School’s Class of 2018.
While in high school Reynolds was the President of the High School Democrats of America and was the organizer for the “March for Our Lives” in Binghamton in March.
Reynolds says he hopes to be a fresh voice in local politics.
“I think that in Johnson City, it’s time that we had someone who’s a member of the younger community, the younger population of our village. I think it’s really important that we just have someone that’s willing to speak and represent every member of our community,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds says that he has lived in the Johnson City community and remained active in it his entire life so he knows what its residents want.
He also adds that his age shouldn’t be a deterrent to voters since the law deems 18-year-olds are fit to run for the position.