At age 11, Richard St. Paul says he knew he wanted to be a public servant. Today at age 33, he serves as the youngest sitting City Council member in New Rochelle, carving himself a bright political future while living his dream.
A native of the Bronx, St. Paul also grew up in New Jersey, where he attended middle school and high school. While in school, he had a fascination for social studies, leading him to aim for a career in politics.
“I wanted to be in Congress, and when I started studying all of the people who were serving in Congress, I noticed that they were all lawyers,” he said.