By Kathryn Horton

Jordan Clements, Jack C. Hays High school delegate, was actively campaigning for governor of Youth and Government tonight in the grand ball room. What you don’t know about Clements is that he has a much larger goal. Since Clements was ten years old he has aspired to become President of the United States of America.

Clements’ long and challenging journey to become President starting with YG governor began with Youth and Government. It has aided Clements in getting his name out and has been what he believes to be his biggest preparation in running for president. Youth and Government has helped Clements grow dramatically as a person by becoming more outgoing, more friendly, and ultimately a better speaker; all of which he believes will be helpful in his presidential campaign.One of the first steps in Clement’s journey to become President began

One of the first steps in Clement’s journey to become President began with his campaign for YG governor. Clements wants to run for President for the same reason that he wants to run for governor of Texas Youth and Government, because he “see[s] that America has a lot of potential in the world and hope[s] to be a leader of it and help guide it down the right path.” Clements admits that a lot of his love for politics is credited to Barack Obama because the disagreements he had with his policies drew him into politics.

RJ Navarro said that Jordan deserves this position as governor more than anyone else because he has “9 years of experience, he was the secretary of state in 7th grade, and he’s really been a part of YG for a while and puts his entire heart into it.” Navarro mentioned one thing that could potentially throw Clements off of his road to presidency would be “his smart remarks. He’s a very witty person. He comes up with responses very quickly and they usually don’t have a filter.”

If Clements does become President, he plans on dedicating every moment to working for the country, while also having a hands-off approach and trusting the people enough to be able to take care of themselves. Clements’ approach would be very similar to President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920’s in that he would be less authoritarian.

Clements said that Youth and Government is “definitely a stepping stone for his future endeavors.” There are a lot of things he has learned from all the experiences Youth and Government has presented him with, and as he said in his campaign speech, “there will always be a place for Youth and Government in my heart.” This organization has made a significant impact on Jordan’s love for politics and will be the major part of his road to presidency.

Clements said that Youth and Government is “definitely a stepping stone for his future endeavors.” There are a lot of things he has learned from all the experiences Youth and Government has presented him with, and as he said in his campaign speech, “there will always be a place for Youth and Government in my heart.” This organization has made a significant impact on Jordan’s love for politics and will be the major part of his road to presidency.