Student running for Casa Grande City Council

Gilberto Mendez/Kevin Reagan/Dispatch
Gilberto Mendez/Kevin Reagan/Dispatch

By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch

Twenty-one-year-old Gilberto Mendez used to think that politics was reserved for older people.

Then he enrolled in the city of Casa Grande’s Leadership Academy and discovered he met the age requirement to be elected to City Council. The Arizona State University student got to thinking and realized perhaps it was time for a younger candidate to sit on the council.

“I feel like a lot of people normally think that youth don’t get involved in politics,” he said.


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