WESTFIELD, NJ - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will host a student leadership conference April 29, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Mountainside Borough Hall, with the event free and open to area high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District.

Attendees will participate in a morning of hands-on activities and speeches about current events and issues facing the Nation. New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean, Jr. will be serving as the conference’s keynote speaker.      

“Nearly 100 students joined us last year to learn about lawmaking and governing. At this conference, students will be put in the role of lawmaker – tasked with balancing the federal budget and reforming tax policy while weighing the priorities of the Nation.  All students interested in public policy and politics should participate.” said Lance.

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Lance and Kean will discuss public policy ideas and lessons for students interested in public service. Lance will also oversee an interactive federal budget exercise where students will review current spending and tax policies and suggest priorities for the country through evidence and by applying their own policy interests.

Interested students should sign up at lance.house.gov/studentconference.

Mountainside Borough Hall is located at 1385 US Highway 22.