Image Credits: Courtesy of Morgan Zegers
We love seeing our fellow young conserative women making a difference and fighting for their voices to be heard. As a recent college graduate, Morgan Zegers is doing just that. She is currently running for the State Assembly in New York. Her campaign is all about preserving conservative values. She has a specific focus on creating jobs, lowering taxes, supporting New York agribusiness and protecting the Second Amendment. Morgan’s work focuses on community engagement, and she hopes to bring change to Albany. Her dedication to her community was recently recognized when she was named the 2018 Rising Star of Saratoga County, New York. After learning about her campaign and all the work she has done for the citizens of upstate New York, I reached out to her about featuring her here at FFL. As a reader of the site, Morgan was happy to encourage other young women to get involved politically. Her story and her campaign has certainly inspired me, and I’m sure she’ll inspire you too.
What change do you hope to bring to the New York State Assembly?
New York State has the worst state and local tax burden in the country and is one of the worst states to start a business, buy a home, and retire. I value opportunity, freedom, and the power of the American Dream, so the lack of opportunity for families in Upstate New York inspired me to step up as a candidate for State Assembly. As assemblywoman, I hope to bring a business and family-focused voice to the table by advocating for lower taxes, regulatory reform, and an education system that prepares my community’s children for the jobs of the future. I believe that when the local economy is successful, the local community thrives.
Young people often aren’t involved in politics, why are you seeking elective office at just 21 years old? What sets you apart?
I embrace my age because it is an asset in many ways. As a millennial assemblywoman, I will bring important perspectives to the law-making table: the perspective of a young New Yorker trying to build a private sector career in the local economy, the perspective of a New Yorker trying to afford a down-payment on her first home, the perspective of a future mother who will raise her children in the community and send them to a New York State public school… the list goes on.