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"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians
People, Politics
"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Newly-elected Saline County Justice of the Peace and University of Arkansas at Little Rock college student Justin Meeks has teamed up with University of Central Arkansas student and Little Rock native Caleb Lites to form the Arkansas Young Guns (AYG PAC), a new political action committee whose purpose is to help other young conservatives get elected in the state.

“We feel that young people have a vested interest in current political issues such as entitlements and government spending and that there are young potential candidates out there who would bring valuable input to those conversations if elected,” said Meeks, who will serve as the organization’s President and CEO.

Their goal is to help raise money for conservative candidates 18-30 years old in order to help ease the financial cost of campaigning.

“Most young people, especially college students, don’t have the connections or personal wealth needed to raise the necessary finances to run a campaign, that’s where we come in,” said Lites, who will serve as the organization’s Vice President of Finance and CFO.

The 21-year-old Meeks is the youngest elected official in his county’s history and one of the youngest in the state’s history. Lites, also 21, has been active in politics since high school and is the Operations Supervisor at a local sporting goods store.

More information about the Young Guns PAC is available at http://www.arkansasyoungguns.com/about.html.

People, Politics