Election 2016

12-year-old Running Trump Campaign Office in Colorado

A 12-year-old boy is running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign office in one of Colorado’s most vital counties, according to a new report.

By Mark Hensch | August 22, 2016 | SOURCE: The Hill | PHOTO: KDVR via CNN

A 12-year-old boy is running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign office in one of Colorado’s most vital counties, according to a new report. Weston Imer runs operations for the Republican presidential nominee’s camp in Jefferson County, KDVR News said Sunday.

Imer is responsible for gathering volunteers and helping get out the vote for Trump in the critical swing state, the news station added. “Get involved,” Imer said Sunday when asked what he hopes to accomplish in his role. “That’s what I’m going to say. Get involved. Kids need to be educated.”

Laurel Imer, Weston Imer’s mother, said Sunday that she remains Trump’s official field coordinator for Jefferson County on paper. Laurel Imer hopes her son’s example inspires other parents to let their own children have similar duties.

“You have a responsibility to your children to teach them,” she said, noting the bipartisan need for such political education.

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