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California elects 25-year-old lawmaker, youngest in 82 years

California Legislature Youngest Member
Posted at 7:43 AM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 10:43:57-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has elected its youngest state lawmaker in more than eight decades. It elevated a 25-year-old progressive Democrat who already has years of legislative experience to the state Assembly. Alex Lee survived a crowded nine-candidate primary election in March, then trounced his Republican rival in a San Francisco Bay Area district that includes part of Silicon Valley. He plans to keep living with his mom in San Jose for the time being and had to take a part-time gig economy delivery job to make ends meet during his campaign. Lee has worked for five different lawmakers either as a college intern or more recently a paid aide.