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‘I’ve had enough’: 17-year-old high school senior on why he’s running for Ohio’s House of Representatives

  • Sam Cao, a senior at Mason High School in Ohio, is running to be the nation’s youngest legislator in history.
  • Currently 17 years old, Cao is eligible and on the ballot as he will be 18 by the general election as the Ohio Constitution requires.
  • If elected, Cao would serve as Ohio’s District 56 representative, a position that has been held by Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) since 2015.
  • In an interview with NextShark, he shares details about his grassroots campaign and why he is running on a platform of “urgency” and “sustainability.”
  • Cao assures that his age is a strength, citing anti-Asian hate, fascism and the prospect of not having a future as his motivations for running in this cycle.

Sam Cao, a senior at Mason High School in Ohio, is running to be the nation’s youngest legislator in history at 17 years old.

If elected, Cao would serve as the District 56 representative in the Ohio House of Representatives, a position that has been held by Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) since 2015.