By Ryan Adell
On Friday, March 5th 2017, the Pennsylvania association of Next Generation Politics hosted a forum at Shady Side Academy with Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Mike Turzai. Over 500 enthusiastic students participated in the forum.
As a Republican representing Pennsylvania’s 28th Legislative District since 2001, Rep. Turzai has a distinguished and respected career, and in 2015 he was unanimously elected as Speaker of the House by his colleagues.
The forum was organized by Next Generation Politics’ Pennsylvania Director, Nick Sawicki. Students had the opportunity to learn about Rep. Turzai’s role in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and ask questions, leading to some interesting discussion.
Next Generation Politics wants to ensure that Generation Z’s voice is heard by representatives on all levels of government and important discussion between elected representatives and young people is fostered. Thank you, Rep. Turzai, for speaking with Next Generation Politics to ensure the development of a more informed and civic-ally engaged generation.