18-year-old college freshman running for legislature in Kansas

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:17am

Austin Harris has a lot on his plate.

He's preparing to move into his college dorm in a week. His class load for a major in history and minor in leadership studies at Washburn University is intense

That, and he has his general election campaign to run.

Harris, 18, was the youngest primary winner in Kansas on Tuesday, securing the Democratic nomination for the rural 42nd House District with 302 votes. He'd be the youngest member of the Kansas House of Representatives in decades with an upset win over incumbent Connie O'Brien in November.

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