South Orangetown Central School District

New York State Assemblyman Mike Lawler spent today speaking with Tappan Zee High School social studies classes about New York State Government and the role of the Assembly.

Lawler shared his personal pathway to politics, from graduating Suffern High School in 2005 to majoring in finance and accounting at Manhattan College to working on John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008. Although he hadn’t been involved in politically-oriented extracurriculars in high school, Lawler encouraged students to seek out opportunities to pursue their interests and build skills. “Look at Model UN and Debate Team to educate yourself on what’s happening in the world and to get public speaking experience. There are lots of different ways to get to where you want to go,” he said.

Juniors and seniors in U.S. History and Government, Issues in American Society and Economics classes, as well as members of the Youth and Government Club had the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts on issues of personal interest.

Assemblyman Lawler speaking with TZHS students