Think back to what you were doing when you were 19 years old.

For me?

I promise you, it wasn't as productive as what 19-year-old Amanda Peterson is doing.

The Suffolk University first-year student just booted out her incumbent opponent in the March 5 Super Tuesday election. She will take over the seat of a Massachusetts Republican state committeewoman.

Technically, Peterson isn't a freshman. Because of all of the Advanced Placement courses she took in high school, she is a sophomore tracking for early graduation.

In addition to juggling her courses at Suffolk, the Wrentham resident will next get settled into her new political seat. She'll attend school while acting as the liaison between the Republican party and candidates for office.

Peterson credits her experience in a State Senate race last fall.

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"Back in November I was Peter Durant's campaign manager, so everything I learned from that experience I applied to my state committee race," she said.

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Massachusetts Towns Amanda Peterson Represents

  • Milford
  • Bellingham
  • Franklin
  • Wrentham
  • Plainville
  • Norfolk
  • Medfield
  • Millis
  • Needham
  • Dover
  • Sherborne

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"They tried to use it against me, but I think my age helped me," Peterson said. "People want younger individuals in politics.  It's so rare, especially for the Republican party specifically."

Amanda Peterson's Advice for Young People in Politics

"Don't hesitate to get involved," she said. "There were so many people that told me I couldn't do it. Government, especially local government, really has an effect on our lives. So get involved and follow your dreams."

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