Peninsula teen to attend
inaugural events in Washington, D.C.

By Lora Green

A dedicated Republican campaign worker and student with political ambitions will be part of the inauguration of the new president on Saturday.

Friday, January 19, 2001

Holly Hay of Sequim volunteered in George W. Bush's campaign when the president-elect was running for office last year. As co-chairwoman of Clallam County Young Republicans, she volunteered in political campaigns on the state and county levels, too. She was elected a delegate to the state Republican Convention in Spokane last summer.

Then at Spokane, she was chosen as alternate delegate to the National Convention in Philadelphia. Then 18, she was the youngest delegate or alternate at the convention.

"She got to spend a lot of time on the floor and even voted on some measures,'' Holly's mother, Diana, said.

Holly Hay said she learned a lot about the political process at the conventions and meet many powerful politicians.

As a reward for her hard work, Holly Hay was invited to Saturday's inauguration in Washington, D.C., and all the festivities that surround it.

She is believed to be the only North Olympic Peninsula person with VIP connections to the inauguration.

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