Some of Eloisa Melendez’s colleagues have been working in politics since before she was born.
It’s not surprising, considering Melendez is only a 24-year-old student at the University of Connecticut-Stamford who was first elected to the Norwalk Common Council when she was 19.
Melendez has long been enamored with elections since she was little and her mother, a Colombian immigrant, taught her how to vote at the polls. It was a memorable experience when Melendez was able to vote for the first time during the 2012 presidential election.
“The first time I could vote was very, very special,” she said. “There’s an election every year, but there ...