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Westchester County Young Dem Featured in Local News

Nina Markowitz–Bedford-Katonah Patch

July 3, 2010

Bedford Corners resident Jeremy Mand never let go of his college idealism. In fact, he built his life around it. Mand, 25, is co-vice chair of the Bedford Democratic Committee, the treasurer of the Westchester Young Democrats, and has a growing list of local politicians he has worked with.

“As a young person graduating school, you want to hope for the best for the future,” Mand said at a recent luncheon held by the Bedford Democratic Committee. But when Mand graduated from Manhattanville College in 2008 and looked to the future, he didn’t like what he saw. And it was the unsettled feeling government gave him that motivated him to take charge of change.

“I got really started with being upset with the policies in the Bush Administration,” he said. “That was a start for me, got me motivated to go into politics.

In a field typically dominated by older generations, and notorious for C-SPAN style, sleep-inducing speeches, Mand instantly found his calling.

What’s more, he described his leap into the world of politics to be “exciting” and “energizing.”

Mand began his career working for Congressman John Hall on his election campaign in 2008, and on his finance team in 2009.

“Getting to know Congressman Hall on a personal level, he’s just such a good person,” Mand said. “He is just such a good guy, with the highest ideals.”

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