Many people are probably wondering why recent Edison High School graduate Shawn Roselius would run for City Council , but the 18-year-old has big plans.
Roselius wants get into politics and move his way up from local to state to federal positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming president.
"I've always really, really been into politics … so I thought, why not get started now," he said. "Why wait?"
Roselius is one of 20 Huntington Beach City Council candidates vying for four open seats in November. He is competing against an incumbent, a former mayor, two school district trustees, three planning commissioners and a slew of other candidates with more life experience than him.
Despite his admitted lack of experience, Roselius said he thinks he has as much of a chance as any of the other candidates.
His age, he said, will make him stand out from the other candidates. It also makes him see the world in a different way — a perspective that hasn't accepted the "life isn't fair" adage.