NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A 20-year-old college junior has been elected the youngest member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Northampton resident Jonathan Goldman was elected Saturday to a two-year term.

Goldman says it's important for young people to be involved in politics. He says one of his goals will be reorganizing the Western Massachusetts Young Democrats, which is inactive.

Goldman is majoring in politics, economics and philosophy at Brandeis University.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com