CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the youngest Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention said his love of politics came from his father, who is one of the most powerful Democrats in Chicago.
Twenty-year-old Travis Burke has been to conventions before with his father, Ald. Edward Burke (14th), who chairs the City Council Finance Committee, but this was the younger Burke’s first as a delegate.READ MORE: Motorcyclist Dies In Southwest Side Road Rage Incident
The Hillary Clinton delegate said he hopes he can be a spokesman for young voters.
“I believe this is an election where I’ve seen more support by young people coming out for candidates; whether it’s Bernie [Sanders], or it’s Clinton; but mainly for Bernie. I’ve never seen such a movement where young people are activists, and just want their voice to be heard through protests or rallies, and this is kind of an opportunity to hear them speak,” he said.