The youngest delegate

Meet Evan Draim, a high school senior who can't yet vote but will serve as a delegate to the Republican National Convention:

His father took him to the 2009 convention. That fact could lead someone to conclude that Draim is the offspring of politically active parents who dragged him to bull roasts and shad plankings since he was in diapers.

In fact, it’s the other way around.

Draim’s father, a legal malpractice defense lawyer, took him to the state convention in Richmond three years ago, but at the behest of the teenager, who was too young to drive.

“It was kind of like a graduation present for me,” said Draim, who had just completed middle school.

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