3rd Rail Profile: Dakota Sawyer, The Future of the GOP
We first met this ubiquitous young man at a campaign rally for Mike Gibbons in Cincinnati during the final days of the U.S. Senate primary. He was a long way from home and had an interesting story to tell. We hope you enjoy meeting the future of the Ohio Republican Party, Dakota Sawyer.
1. Tell us about yourself?
I am 14 years old and a Freshman at Edison High School. I live in Norwalk and have 4 brothers, 3 of which are younger than me.
2. How did you get involved in politics?
I got into politics at the age of 4 when I decided I wanted to be Mayor. My political career didn't start until 2016 when I volunteered for the Trump campaign.
3. What type of political activities do you get involved with?
Some of the activities I get involved with include speaking engagements, fundraisers, Republican dinners, rallies etc.
4. Who are some of the political leaders you have met?
I have met many congressmen including Jim Jordan, Bob Gibbs, Bob Latta and others. I have also met Senator Rob Portman. I have met many State Representatives and Senators as well.
5. Why are you a Republican?
I am a Republican because I mostly align with their ideals. For example, I support the second Amendment and I am pro-life.
6. What are your goals for the future? Will you run for office?
I do plan on running for office. I plan to run for State Representative in 2022 for the 57th House District when Representative Dick Stein is term limited. I will move on from there.
7. Why do you love America?
I love America because of our freedom. A lot of people in other countries do not have the same freedoms. We have a chance to participate in a democratic system of government yet so many people don't. I would encourage more people to get informed and involved.