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You Decide with Errol Louis

Feb 17, 2022

All around the U.S. a new wave of elected leaders are going into government at all levels. Many are activists taking matters into their own hands, while others are following the more traditional route of working for an elected official before throwing their hat into the ring. But that wasn’t the case for Will Haskell, who was a 22-year-old student at Georgetown University when he decided to run for state Senate in his native Connecticut. Persuaded by the words of President Obama, Haskell launched a long-shot campaign against an incumbent who had been in power for decades.

He joins Errol to talk about his improbable path to victory and the many lessons he learned in the process. Haskell also talks about his new book “100,000 First Bosses: My Unlikely Path as a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker,” where he tries to guide and inspire other young people who want to claim a seat at the table.



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