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NJ Delegate elected Vice President at Boys Nation 2008

Dominick LoBraico of Shrewsbury elected at Marymount University

2008 ALJBS Delegate Dominic LoBraico

On Tuesday, July 22, 2008, American Legion Boys Nation delegate Dominick LoBraico of Shrewsbury, NJ (American Legion Post #168) was elected Vice President of the 2008 session at Marymount University, Arlington, VA. LoBraico won this election over Collin Grier of Maryland.

Having been elected by the delegation of American Legion Jersey Boys State on Friday, June 20th at Rider Univeristy in Lawrenceville, Dominick was excited for his trip to the Washington D.C. area for the chance to meet the President of the United States and other high-ranking politicians. Dominick's city at ALJBS was Tyler #9, his counselors were Joe Gould, Chris McDevitt and Hunter Lostan. Prior to his successful bid for Boys Nation senator, Dominick was elected State Senator and Senate President as a Nationalist. Dominick was one of two delegates elected by the NJ delegation to attend Marymount University, Tomer Langberg of Ocean Township (Monmouth County) sponsored by Post #346. Tomer, elected as a First Alternate to Boys Nation, was a replacement for Craig Leppert of Manchester Township (Ocean County).

The American Legion Boys Nation program provides a week of government training in the nation's capital, comprised of lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites. Valuable experience of the political process is gained through the organization of party conventions, the introduction and debate on bills and resolutions, and the election of an American Legion Boys Nation President and Vice President. The young participants were selected for the 2008 American Legion Boys Nation program based on their academic record, leadership potential and previous activities associated with The American Legion Boys State program in each participant's state.

Each American Legion Boys Nation delegate represents his home state as a "Senator." The "Senators" caucus at the beginning of the session, organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills, allowing delegates to learn the proper legislative procedures according to the U.S. Senate. American Legion Boys Nation provides aspiring young men with the opportunity to learn about the federal government while participating in a hands-on experience with the electoral process.

originally posted July 24, 2008