The LA Times did a piece over the weekend that can be an inspiration to all. Apparently there is a 93-year-old candidate (Frances Stiglic) for the Hawthorne City Council. Let it be a lesson to anyone who thinks they are either too young or to older that age does not matter when you want to make a difference in the community.
Frances Stiglic is actually not the oldest candidate. In 2003, there was a 100-year old who competed in the 2003 gubernatorial recall election.
“I’ve been yelling at the City Council for 40 years, and I’ve stopped a lot of shenanigans,” said Stiglich, who stumps for votes by walking precincts nearly every day.
The lesson is simple, if you want to be the change in your community, all you have to do is take action to run and try and be the difference. Age is just a number and an excuse. Actions make the difference.