Kevin Kiley '07 and Eric Lesser '07 are among the many Institute of Politics alumni serving in elected office. Kiley is a Republican Assemblyman representing California's Sixth Assembly District. Closer to Cambridge, Lesser is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate. Kiley and Lesser are bonded by their IOP connection, and by another commonality: their efforts to set the record straight about millennial voting.
The two elected officials co-authored an op-ed in ATTN: pointing out the overlooked statistic that more millennial students voted in the 2016 presidential election than in 2012. If the trend continues, they say, millennials "will emerge as a potent force in American politics that elevates issues important to young people like housing costs, college affordability, and the country’s debt to the top of the agenda."