Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Hosts 100 Students For Leadership Conference

May 10, 2016
Press Release
Saturday Event Gave Students Experience As Lawmaker

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) hosted a student leadership conference on Saturday at Governor Livingston High School for over 100 high schools student interested in government and politics.  The event included a hands-on activity to balance the federal budget and a keynote address from Mike DuHaime, a Westfield resident, political strategist and currently a partner at the public affairs firm Mercury LLC.  Lance also spoke and took questions on current events and issues facing the Nation.    

I hope each of you uses this conferences as an opportunity to learn something new about your potential career, your thoughts on a policy matter or an issue on the 2016 campaign trail,” said Lance in his welcoming remarks.

Lance then oversaw an interactive federal budget exercise where students reviewed current spending and tax policies and suggested priorities for the country through evidence and by applying their own policy interests.  Lance and the other speakers also discussed public policy ideas and career advice for students interested in public service.