Their age was, if anything, an asset to the political arena—and Delran’s Tyler Joseph Burrell, who is currently running for Delran Council at Large at age 19 (as of press time) alongside Council at Large Gary Catrambone and Mayor Ken Paris, is capitalizing on it.
“Unfortunately, my age has been used against me, especially in the primary. It can make for a challenge, but the simple truth is age has no bearing on commitment. I consider my age to be an asset,” he says. “I bring a fresh set of eyes and new ideas to the table. As we all know, younger people historically do not participate in the election process on the same level as our parents and grandparents. I hope that my involvement shows them that it is never too early to participate and make a difference.”
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Making their vote and voice count is ultimately their end goal, as the country’s collective decision this November will have an effect on them for years to come. “I have never been the type of person to sit back,” adds Burrell of his desire to get involved with politics. “I want answers, I want to know what is going on, I want the right things to be done. I want to be able to help make my community, and world, a better place for not only myself, but my future grandkids.”
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Quotes from South Jersey Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 6 (September, 2016).