David Hogg Already Has Big Plans for When He Turns 25: I'm Going to Run for Congress

| AUG 20, 2018 | 8:48 PM

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In a profile piece for New York Magazine, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor and pro-gun control advocate David Hogg revealed he plans on running for Congress when he reaches the minimum age of 25.

Lisa Miller, a contributing editor to New York Magazine, described how Hogg is in his element when he leads rallies and speaks publicly:

The scene might be taught in future courses on political stagecraft. Hogg positioned himself at the head of the pack, instructed someone to fetch him a megaphone, and led a short chant — “Tell me what democracy looks like!” — striding face-first into the lenses of the backward-scrambling photographers, the sunset reflected in his sunglasses and the wind ruffling his hair.

 

As the procession moved down the boardwalk along Huntington Beach, where a Democrat has not won a House election in 42 years, cyclists and runners and parents pushing strollers stopped and stared at the young man who, having turned 18, looked more than capable of achieving what he told me recently he has decided he now plans to do: run for Congress when he's 25.

“We really only remember a few hundred people, if that many, out of the billions that have ever lived,” Hogg said. “Is that what I was destined to become?”

Hogg is not just vocal on gun control; he has given his two cents on a host of issues:

In the same profile, Hogg consistently referred to himself as “narcissistic,” and his mother, Rebecca Boldrick, said he was “strong-willed.”

“You could not convince him to do anything he didn't want to do,” Boldrick recalled.