Though [Manuel] Chavez is one of the youngest people ever elected to the City Council, he views his age as an advantage. “People my age who have not been involved in politics and don’t know how to approach the council now can, because they can approach me,” he said. …. After graduating from Estancia, he went to UC Irvine, where he majored in political science and religious studies and obtained a bachelor’s degree in the former.

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