A local State Committee member for the 26th A.D in Queens has a front row seat to the Democratic National Convention and he’s sent Queens-Politics a few pictures to share the experience.
Matthew Silverstein is a delegate representing the 5th Congressional District of New York. He is part of the largest number of youth delegates to any DNC convention, with over 600 young attendees.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime,” said Silverstein, who at the time of his interview was anxiously awaiting President Obama’s speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Silverstein said the crowd’s enthusiasm is very high and that “everyone is fired up and ready to go.”
Asked his favorite moment so far, Silverstein said President Clinton’s speech was the most exciting part and called it “one of the greatest moments in American political history.”
Matthew is also running for the 19th City Council District in Queens.