Alex Morse, had a good Tuesday: The 22-year-old Brown graduate was just elected mayor of Holyoke, MA—no mean feat for an out gay guy who’s barely legal to drink.
Born and raised in Holyoke, a town of some 40,000 people not far from Springfield, Morse has spent most of his life in public service: He founded the LGBT nonprofit Holyoke for All, served on the Massachusetts Governor’s LGBT Commission, worked in City Hall in Providence, RI, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Holyoke Community Land Trust, the Latino Scholarship Association and the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library.
Heck, he even started a youth baseball league.
“Alex is a force of nature, and proof that young LGBT Americans are determined to live authentic lives as they build their careers. We’re incredibly proud of the campaign he ran,” said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Victory Fund, which heartily endorsed Morse early on.
God, do we feel old and lazy.