Episode 10: P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Council Member & Former U.S. Senate Candidate

Most people are still in their first job at the age of 25, figuring out what they want to do with their lives. P.G. Sittenfeld, however, decided that was the perfect age to begin running for elected office, and he has become a rising Democratic star in the years that have followed, eventually becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Cincinnati City Council and a candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate Seat.

P.G. Sittenfeld

In episode 10 of Next Gen Dem, P.G. and I cover a wide range of topics, including when he came to the realization that politics was the best way for him to make a difference, whether his young age has ever been a hindrance for him politically, and what kind of message Democrats need to win back Ohio.

Quote of the episode:

“Being a councilman or a U.S. Senator sounds cool, but [running for office] is about what impact you actually want to make. What do you want the result of your time in public service to have been?”

Bonus quote:

“Make yourself impossible to be ignored. Usually it’s through old-fashioned organizing. If you can get a couple of hundred people to stand on the steps of city hall with signs and a bull horn, you’re going to get people’s attention.”

If you would like more information on P.G., please visit his official website: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/sittenfeld/

If you would like to be a guest on the Next Gen Dem podcast, or know someone who you think would be a good fit — or if you know of a good organization to feature — please email me at max@nextgendem.com.

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