Ladue Senior: Youngest Committee Man in U.S. History?

Jimmy Loomis, 18, appointed to serve in the Clayton Central Democratic Township.

Jimmy Loomis, 18, who served as a page in the United States Senate last summer may set the record for the youngest commitee man ever to serve in U.S. History. Friends of his family are researching the topic at this moment.

Loomis, who plans on making a career in politics is off to a fast start.

Patch recorded his service as a page in the U.S. Senate last summer.

He was just appointed to fill the seat of the late Art Martin, Committee Man from the Clayton Central Democrat Township. By-laws require candidates be 19-years-of-age, but he was allowed to fill a term at age 18.

Loomis, already take Mandarine Chinese courses at Washington University and will be enrolled at the school in the fall, majoring in political science with a minor in Chinese.

His resume is impressive for an 18-year-old. Already, he's been a Senate Page; an intern for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, D-MO; and U.S. Representative Lacy Clay, D-Missouri.

He serves on the Youth Board of Friends of Wings of Hope; Young Friends of KWMU Radio; attended Washington University's mini medical school for two summers; and a was a juror on the Washington University Mock Trial team.

Deyne Goering March 27, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Congrats, to a great young man!
Louis Leffingwell March 27, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Is Claire McCaskill a politician? Is Claire McCaskill wearing a pants suit? Therefore Claire McCaskill isnt she a pant suited politician! Is Elana Kagen a judge? Is Elana Kagan a lesbian? Therefore isn't Elana Kagan a lesbian judge! You liberals have no sense of humor! I enjoy raising your blood pressure and it is so easy to do so.
ktalwjm March 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM
It is truly amazing to me that this story, about an 18 year old young man following his passion to get involved and make a positive difference in the world can be met with such vitriolic comments and personal attacks. For better or worse, there are effectively only 2 political parties in the United States, and just because a politician is affiliated with one, it does not mean that he espouses that party's entire platform. Perhaps the critics should educate themselves on Jimmy's beliefs before they attack him, as inappropriate as some of the comments to the article are in the first place. Personally, I admire anyone who has a passion to make positive changes in this world, political or otherwise.
Grace March 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM
I am a conservative, but that in no way whatsoever stops me from being proud of his accomplishments! He worked hard and it paid off. Just because I have a few different opinions does not mean his opinions are wrong or his achievements bad. Instead of putting him down, get involved in politics yourself and make a difference yourself!
Louis Leffingwell March 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM
It is unlikely that Grace is anything but a liberal only claiming to be a conservative. Again shouldnt we all be skeptical of all politicians and their motives? In the end it is all about power grabs and almost every elected official has some sort of psychological disorder fed by their deranged beliefs that they know how society should be organized. Then their pockets are lined by special interest groups and becoming nothing more than prostitutes. Getting involved in politics means selling your sole to the highest bidder. No thanks I am content exposing them all young and old for the scum bags that they are or eventually will become. This notion that politics is a noble calling completely false premise.


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