All Spotlights » Sam Moore: Youngest MI GOP Delegate
Grand Valley Political Science major Sam Moore got his political start in his home town of Grayling when he was just 14. He successfully ran his mother's campaign for county clerk/register of deeds. At 22, he was the youngest Michigan delegate to attend the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. Moore, a senior and political science major at Grand Valley, was elected at the state convention in May to represent the First District, which covers Grayling.
"There were nine people running for three spots; I got in by one vote," Moore said. His time in New York was jammed with briefings and receptions because Moore is also the chairman of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans. "It was a working trip, a time to rally the party base before the November election."
Moore says Grand Valley did a wonderful job of preparing him for a career in business and politics. He credits the administration for looking out for students' needs and faculty members for pushing students to get involved. "The political science professors encourage students to get real-world experience and to get involved in one of the great internships offered through Grand Valley."