If I could make a living doing what I love most, I would be a member of the United States Congress. As a Congressman, each and every day that I would step into the Capitol I would have more of an ability to change the country, and the world, than the vast majority of my fellow Americans. Due to this potential to make a difference in the lives of others, I am incredibly frustrated with the current state of Congress; gridlock and politics almost always come before compromise and people. We have members of Congress who are squandering this precious opportunity; an opportunity that myself and young people everywhere would cherish and seize. I’ve already begun to lay the groundwork to achieve this goal, by getting involved in my community and making a difference. In May of 2012, while I was senior class president at Syosset High School, I became one of the youngest elected officials in the State of New York when I was elected to the Syosset School Board of Education (www.JoshLafazan.com). Upon graduation from Cornell University in May of 2016, I intend to run for a seat in the New York State Assembly, and fight to make the agenda in Albany once again focused on the needs of the people, and not the wants of the political parties. Should I serve my constituents well in the Assembly, eventually I would like to realize my dream of being elected a United States Congressman.