Earlier today, the James Madison College Republicans hosted a picnic at Purcell Park in Harrisonburg. More than a dozen students along with a handful of activists gathered together in the warm spring day to socialize and discuss politics. The featured guest was Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg. Two other elected officials also made an appearance: Harrisonburg/Rockingham Clerk of Court Chaz Evans-Haywood and Delegate Tony Wilt of Broadway.
In part, given my considerable involvement in politics during my time at the College of William & Mary, I very much appreciate political interest and involvement among university students. After all, who knows whom among us will be our future leaders? Many of the principles students learn during these years along with their civic involvement will go a long way toward crafting great citizens.