Richard St. Paul, New Rochelle City Council member, Republican mayoral nominee and recently named up-and-comer in New York’s political scene, got a glimpse of the pinnacle of American politics: the White House.
St. Paul and other members of People for the American Way Foundation’s Young Elected Officials Network were invited to the White House to discuss issues facing local municipalities with members of President Obama’s staff. After that, they met with the president himself.
In a news release, St. Paul said, “In these tough economic times, where cities like New Rochelle are struggling to improve their financial outlook, looking to promote investment in our city and create jobs and expand the use of technology, I was especially delighted by the opportunity to meet with the President’s senior economic and technology advisers.”
He continued, “I am also thankful to President Obama for highlighting the work were do as young elected officials and reminding me why I became a public servant when he told us that ‘People should not get into politics to become somebody, but to do something.'”
An Albany-based politics magazine, The Capitol, included St. Paul in its recent 40 under 40 feautre.
(Photo of St. Paul in front of the White House provided.)