NORTH COUNTRY, N.Y. -- He's not even old enough to hold the seat yet, but a 23-year-old political activist says he wants to run for Congress in Northern New York's 23rd Congressional District.
Kelly Eustis is the executive director of One Nation Political Action Committee, an organization that raises money for conservative candidates all across the country. He also owns a political consulting firm.
Eustis turns 25, the legal age to hold a seat in Congress, a month before the 2012 election. He says nothing is official, but he plans to seek the Republican, Conservative and possibly the Independence Party nominations to try and unseat Democrat Bill Owens. He will also have to compete with the man Owens beat last fall, Republican Matt Doheny, who's already said he will run again.
Eustis has been involved with politics since he was 13. He says he's a true social and fiscal conservative and that he's tired of the high taxes and poor economics that are driving young people out of the state. He says he hopes to make a final decision on his candidacy soon.