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In The Studio: How These Twenty-Somethings Won Seats On City Councils

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Laura Tsutsui
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Valley Public Radio
Moderator Kathleen Schock spoke with Kingsburg Councilmember Jewel Hurtado and Sanger Councilmember Esmeralda Hurtado in the studio about the challenges they face as the youngest members of their respective councils.

If you look closely at local governments in the San Joaquin Valley, you’ll find a handful of city council members in their early twenties. One even ran and won as a 19-year-old. In the studio this week, moderator Kathleen Schock spoke with three of these local city councilmembers: Jewel Hurtado of Kingsburg, Bryan Osorio of Delano, and Esmeralda Hurtado of Sanger. 

Listen to the panel interview above about why the three chose to run at such a young age and the challenges they face now that they are in office.

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