Alan Yan

"Examining the Effects of Opinion Leadership on Legislation on the Municipal Level"
Political Science

This project aims to assess the effect of civic experience on voter behavior in local elections. My paper investigates whether voters will vote for a candidate endorsed by the opposing party because the other party's candidate is more experience than their own party's candidate. Understanding how voters behave on this level is incredibly important because more and more responsibilities are delegated to local governments due to the gridlock in the state and national government.