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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Mount Vernon’s Evan Draim, 17, is youngest delegate to Republican National Convention

Evan Draim, 17, speaks Monday after the Virginia delegation breakfast. He is the youngest delegate at the Republican National Convention, and is from Mount Vernon in Fairfax County. (Ross Taylor - AP)
He may not be able to vote yet, but Evan Draim, a rising senior at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, will turn 18 next month, in time for the general election. And by dint of hard work, he is an official Virginia delegate at the Republican convention in Tampa this week, The Post’s Laura Vozzella reports.

Draim is one of three delegates from Virginia’s 8th Congressional District and was the top vote-getter from a field of seven candidates, including Arlington County Republican Committee Chairman Charles Hokanson. “I pretty much called almost all 700 people who were registered to vote in the convention,” Draim told Vozzella.

At St. Stephen’s, Draim is a member of the swim team, the debate team and taking Advanced Placement classes in biology, economics and U.S. history. But he is also actively campaigning for the Republican candidates in Virginia, and is part of a delegation in Tampa that is receiving plenty of attention now that the Commonwealth is seen as a swing state in the presidential election.

Read more about the young Mount Vernon politician here.

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Categories:  Mount Vernon, Politics | Tags:  Evan Draim, Republican National Convention

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