SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has elected its youngest state lawmaker in more than eight decades.
It elevated a 25-year-old progressive Democrat who already has years of legislative experience to the state Assembly. Alex Lee survived a crowded nine-candidate primary election in March, then trounced his Republican rival in a San Francisco Bay Area district that includes part of Silicon Valley.
He plans to keep living with his mom in San Jose for the time being and had to take a part-time gig economy delivery job to make ends meet during his campaign.
Lee has worked for five different lawmakers either as a college intern or more recently a paid aide.