THE BOSTON GLOBE: 19-year-old Harvard freshman runs for City Council

Nadya Okamoto is 19, a college freshman, and a candidate for Cambridge City Council.

Yes, that’s right. City Council.

“I decided to run about a month ago after I just kind of came to the realization that the only reason I wasn’t running is because I thought I was too young,” she said in a phone interview.

Okamoto runs a nonprofit – well, several — but one in particular that advocates for people her age to get involved in the political process. It’s called Millennials in Action, and she said one of her two biggest talking points has been to “vote and run for office.”


Evan Wei-Haas