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My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of year’

By Kirk Jowers

For the Deseret News

On the eve of the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ 50th anniversary, we remain dedicated to championing the vision of our founder Robert H. Hinckley: “Every student a politician.”

Unfortunately, in today’s hyper-polarized political climate, convincing our best and brightest young minds to enter public service is increasingly difficult. Indeed, a recent Pew study found that millennials are more skeptical of political institutions than any of the generations preceding them.

Accordingly, we as an institute wanted to highlight politicians making a profound difference in society with our inaugural “Politician of the Year.”

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