25-year-old Justin Fareed energizing young voters
Fareed among those challenging Lois Capps
Justin Fareed’s congressional campaign is energizing young voters on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara, according to Elijah Heyward with the campaign. Fareed, 25, a Republican from Santa Barbara, is a recent UCLA graduate and a former congressional aide for Congressman Ed Whitefield of Kentucky. Fareed is also vice president of Pro Band Sports Industries, a family business.
Volunteers from the campaign, the University’s College Republican chapter, and community supporters met recently with students on campus and shared information about the upcoming primary on June 3, Heyward said. Nearly 500 students were engaged and informed about Fareed’s Freedom Platform – Freedom from Debt, Freedom to Succeed Economically, and Freedom from an Intrusive Government.
Fareed also participated in a candidate forum on the KPRL radio station in Paso Robles. On the 12:30 pm show, “Sound Off,” he separated himself from the others by again highlighting his unique Freedom Platform, Heyward said. As the only one in the district accepted as a Member of the Young Guns Program, a prestigious recruitment program backed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) working with and mentoring Republican candidates across the country, Fareed has demonstrated that he can best represent the district and has the ability to win against a long-time incumbent, Heyward said.
When confronted about his age, Fareed takes pride in being a millennial candidate. With an average age of 57 in Congress, he identifies with a need to ensure our elected representatives are accountable to the legislation they pass by being young enough to actually live with their decisions, Heyward said. Fareed champions the voice of a younger generation who must shoulder the responsibilities of the problems created today, Heyward said.