Ketchikan resident Trevor Shaw is in Cleveland this week representing Alaska at the Republican National Convention.
Shaw is one of 28 Alaska delegates at the convention, and at age 21 is the youngest. He is among five delegates pledged to support Marco Rubio.
APRN’s Liz Ruskin caught up with Shaw on the convention floor, and asked him how it’s going so far.
“It’s really exciting to be here,” he said. “I wasn’t even old enough to vote in the last presidential election. It’s great to be here with a great group of Alaskans and it’s very exciting.”
Ruskin asked what Shaw would you tell his friends who might wonder why he would want to go to a party convention.
“It’s fun! You get to meet a lot of people and you get to meet a lot of people with the same values,” Shaw replied. “We all have the same fundamental, foundational values. You get to know those people, you get to spend time with them, you get to have fun with them. This is really the comic con for political junkies. There’s no other way to describe it. We’re making a real change here — we have a lot of impact. That’s what I would say. It’s a lot of fun; it’s a great opportunity to meet people who believe the same things you do from all walks of life.”
Shaw is an elected member of the Ketchikan School Board. He also is chairman of the District 36 Republicans.