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Loudoun County senior represents Virginia at Boy’s Nation

Incoming Loudoun County High School senior Daniel Eisert. Courtesy photo
Incoming Loudoun County High School senior Daniel Eisert is representing Virginia in the prestigious Boy's Nation program this week in D.C.

Each year the American Legion's Boy's Nation selects 98 high school seniors out of nearly 20,000 students who participate in Boy's Nation all over the country. During the program, taking place July 22 to 29, the students divide into two political parties. Each party has a convention, sets a platform and nominates a president and vice president. Each student senator writes, introduces and debates a bill. The students get a chance to meet President Obama, visit the Pentagon and meet senators from their states.

“I've always had a deep interest in America's magnificent political system,” said Eisert. “I hope one day that I can be involved in it myself to ensure that America's founding principles are still having an effect in future legislation and policies.”

Eisert is also interning with Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th) this summer. He's previously helped campaign for Republican candidate for governor of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli and State Del. Randy Minchew (R-10th).

The high school senior will join a long list of successful Boy's Nation alumni, including former President Bill Clinton, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Eisert says he plans on eventually pursuing a career in politics, but first, he'd like to become an engineer.

“I think it would be quite satisfying to help solve a lot of our local transportation issues,” he said. “In the long-run, I am interested in becoming a U.S. senator someday. If things work out well and everything falls into place, I could see myself running for president of the United States.”

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