NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A newly elected school board member in Millburn may be the youngest elected official in New Jersey, 1010 WINS Steve Sandberg reports.
Chase Harrison, 18, beat incumbent board member Rona Wenik, winning 1,805 votes to Wenik’s 1,653, according to incomplete results from the Essex County Clerk’s office.
“He’s been 18 for two months,” said County Clerk Christopher Durkin. “I cannot imagine anyone being younger.”
David and Beth Harrison, Chases’ parents, said their son ran his own campaign largely based on Facebook and social media.