Speaker Ryan Fecteau and Delegate Amanda Batten discuss future of political leadership

October 28, 2022

The Cavalier Daily

By Mimi Lamarre

The Center for Politics discussed young adults’ political involvement and issues facing local politicians Tuesday night at an event featuring Virginia Delegate Amanda Batten and Ryan Fecteau, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. The event was moderated by Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics and professor of politics.

The conversation began with an introduction by Carah Ong Whaley, academic program officer of the Center for Politics. Whaley described the disproportionate representation of older Americans in Politics.

In contrast, Sabato asked Fecteau and Batten about their experience as young politicians and their original interest in politics.

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