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Delegate prepares for DNC convention

Andrew Niquette is a DNC delegate from Georgia. (Source: WALB) Andrew Niquette is a DNC delegate from Georgia. (Source: WALB)
Andrew Niquette is only 19 years old. (Source: Andrew Niquette) Andrew Niquette is only 19 years old. (Source: Andrew Niquette)
Niquette attended a DNC meeting in Orlando over the weekend. (Source: Andrew Niquette) Niquette attended a DNC meeting in Orlando over the weekend. (Source: Andrew Niquette)

One of the youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention is from right here in Albany.

Andrew Niquette is only 19 years old.

He just returned from a Democratic National Committee meeting in Orlando meeting where they finalized a draft for the party's platform. 

He said gearing up for the convention has been quite intense. 

Niquette is a Bernie Sanders delegate and is working to get more of his peers involved in politics. 

"I think I bring the youth aspect of the political scene," said Niquette. "Not enough young individuals get involved in politics nowadays so I think a lot of people are kind of rooting for the younger generation to step up and be involved in politics."

The Democratic National Convention begins July 25 in Philadelphia. 

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