Daniel Mull had his first exposure to local politics as a child when he volunteered at the North Town Community Center in St. Joseph, Mo.
The center housed an after-school program which gave children a safe place to go from 3 to 5 p.m. when their parents could pick them up. Several of Mull’s relatives, including his grandmother and a cousin, served as moderators of the center’s board.
Mull said he always dreamed of working with his grandmother at the center and helping people who depended on the facility for school supplies, food and after-school programs.
“That whole environment really gave me insight into the community and how it operates and some of the people that are less fortunate and gave me a strong drive to try and make their lives better, as well as give them a chance for a new start,” he said Tuesday.
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