One of my earliest leadership roles was the president of the Malaga Guys 4-H club in Northern Monroe County. I was elected through the positions of secretary, treasurer, and vice president and reached the presidency when I was 14. It wasn't as though the selection process was competitive.

DELAWARE, Ohio-This past week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland brought drama and media attention, but there was little immediate evidence that it had changed the thinking of voters in several communities in the battleground state that hosted the four-day event. On the eastern side of Ohio, where rural coal and manufacturing towns are struggling, many people said they already had decided to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump and didn't tune in to a convention that, in large part, presented messages and policies aimed at working-class communities such as theirs.