Claire McKeown

Idaho Next Generation Leadership Director

Age 23

Claire worked simultaneously as Rep. Erpelding’s Communications Coordinator for the 2019 Legislative Session and developed NextGen into what it is today. As a Comms Coordinator, she was in charge of the minority leader’s website, blogs, newsletters, social media platforms, public service events, videography, and more. On the other hand, she helped transition NextGen from a few annual hirings to an official collective organization.

“I really appreciated this unique double-dipping experience because I not only participated in present-day Idaho politics, but I also had a say in how we should shape it for the future,” Claire said. “NextGen is Idaho’s political future, and to be apart of that budding legacy is extremely humbling.”

Claire will be the Director of Next Generation Leadership up until she leaves for law school in the Fall.

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