The 23-Year-Old Treasurer of Harrisburg, PA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Reading Railroad Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River into Harrisburg. (Allie's.Dad/Joe Perez)

Most college students don’t find much time in between classes, studying, and planning their own futures to solve major problems in their local communities. But when Harrisburg, Pennsylvania found itself on the brink of bankruptcy, a college student saved the day. The 23-year-old John Campbell is also the city’s treasurer. He was elected to the post on January 3 and has a step-by-step plan to save the state capital from financial collapse.

John Campbell joins the program to talk about his decision to run for office, and his plans to fix the city's financial problems.

Guests:

John Campbell

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja, Kristen Meinzer and Sitara Nieves

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