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April 16, 2003

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Renegade Teenage Web Journalist Wins School Board Seat: Sergio Bichao, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman (double-majoring in Political Science and Journalism), received more votes than any other candidate in Tuesday's School Board election in the New Jersey township of Hillside. Bichao, who launched a Matt Drudge-inspired muckraking website a few years back that hammered away at the adults running his high school and local school board, led a slate of reformist candidates. According to this Star-Ledger pre-election story

Bichao has criticized school district spending for legal expenses, charging money is going to politically connected law firms rather than programs for school children.
Local TV news in New Jersey interviewed some Hillside residents, mostly supportive, but there was one shrill-sounding woman who said: "He's a fresh kid who needs some manners." (Thanks to Jim Lowney for holding the phone to the Joisy teevee.) Here's my March 2001 profile of Sergio (which looks like it'll need some updating!), and a little pre-election mention on the weblog. I'll link to any coverage I can find. Remarkable story.

Posted by at April 16, 200>Up until this last election, I'd say send him to St. Louis--oh wait, they passed a law requiring the Members to be 21.

Of courseoks like it'll need some updating!), and a little pre-election mention on the weblog. I'll link to any coverage I can find. Remarkable story.

Posted by at April 16, 2003 02:54 PM
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Up until this last election, I'd say send him to St. Louis--oh wait, they passed a law requiring the Members to be 21.

Of course, this is how Michael Moore got his start.

Posted by: ArchPundit at April 16, 2003 07:48 PM
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