Book ‘100,000 First Bosses’ by Will Haskell

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My Unlikely Path as a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker
The underdog story of Will Haskell, who became a Democratic state Senator in 2018 at age twenty-two — taking on an incumbent who had been undefeated for Haskell’s entire life and earning an endorsement from President Obama — and is determined to pave the way for his peers to transform government from the bottom up. President Obama left office with these parting words for Americans: “If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” Twenty-two-year-old Will Haskell decided to do just that. If he ran for office and won, he would become the youngest state Senator in Connecticut history. For years, Haskell’s hometown had reelected the same politician who opposed...
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 18, 2022)  Pages: 240 pages  ISBN-10: 1982164018  ISBN-13: 978-1982164010  ASIN:‎ B0983ZYHFD

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About the author: Will Haskell was elected in 2018 to represent seven towns, including his hometown, in the Connecticut State Senate. Just a few months after graduating from college, he and his roommate-turned-campaign manager unseated a Republican incumbent who had been in the legislature for longer than Will had been alive. Their campaign activated an army of young volunteers who were energized by the fight to end gun violence, and together they broke a tie in the Senate by flipping the district Blue. In the Senate, Will serves as the Chair of the Transportation Committee and the Vice Chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee. His spent his first term focusing on college affordability, transportation improvements, and voting rights. In 2019, he helped create Connecticut’s free community college program, so that every high school graduate has an opportunity to pursue a degree. He lives in Westport, Connecticut, and is still dating his lab partner from high school physics. 100,000 First Bosses is his first book.