Huffington Post Reports on Student’s Local Election Budget

The Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live published a report on Lee Jackson, a third-year student at the University of Maine, titled “How this college kid won a local election on a $200 budget.” When Jackson was 19 years old, he was elected to the Regional School District No. 34 School Board in Old Town, while maintaining his grades and working a part-time job at McDonald’s, according to the report. “For me it was, ‘Here’s my budget, it’s $200. How can I best spend these $200?’” he said. “It was a lot of knocking on doors, and coalition building, and organizing, and pizza nights, and photo ops. It’s definitely something that’s not easy.”