Mick Foley a panelist at Youth & Government Forum

Mick Foley a panelist at Youth & Government Forum

CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. -- On behalf of WWE's Smackdown Your Vote! program, WWE Superstar Mick Foley participated in the 7th annual Youth & Government Forum last Friday at Keystone College in Clarks Summit. Mick was invited by Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Wansacz, who hosted the event.   

Foley sat on panels that included Congressman Chris Carney, Representative Wansacz, Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor and Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O'Brien. The panelists fielded questions from more than 150 local high school students, and discussed a wide range of topics, including the presidential election, international funding for Darfur, the economy and the Iraq war.

Foley provided personal reflections on his own participation in the political process, stating he became frustrated and then fascinated with politics in 2002. When speaking about his own interest in funding impoverished areas in the world, Mick said, "Sometimes I am an optimist. If we can make people aware, we can make a difference. If I go out there, people will react in a way that is good."

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