Paul Stephens, a 21-year-old candidate* vying for the position of MI GOP Youth Vice Chair, stopped by Emmet County yesterday to meet with local party leaders. (He is pictured with ECRP chair Geri Szymanski.) Paul is currently a mechanical engineering student and the Oakland County Republican Party Youth Chair. If elected at the February convention, he hopes to recruit and educate young voters throughout Michigan about “true conservative values through methods they understand.”

The Youth Vice Chair position is currently held by Mike Sullivan, a northwest Michigan native, who has decided not to run for re-election and has endorsed Paul.

*The other candidates are Maryn Setsuda and Ben McLeod.