Jeff Thigpen | My New Book: On Point – Voices and Values of the Young Elected Officials

My New Book: On Point – Voices and Values of the Young Elected Officials

From Jeff L. Thigpen

New Book On Point-highlights 16 young elected officials as they tell their stories

“In a time where slogans of a few words capture a position and controversy swirls with each news cycle, On Point offers refreshing and timely insights from a new generation of young elected officials in the eternal struggle to build a more perfect union,” wrote Senator George J. Mitchell in his introduction to On Point: Voices and Values of the Young Elected Officials, by Jeff L. Thigpen.


The author had that point in mind when he decided to write the book focusing on the these young electeds and on a national organization called the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network with over 600 elected leaders 35 and under.

“I wrote On Point because there’s an emerging group of principled leaders shaping a new era in American politics. It’s time we know them and why they were inspired to run for elected office, and how they are meeting the challenges of this time in history. Most importantly, it is time we hear their stories,” said Thigpen.

Thigpen has received praise for choosing to write a book highlighting young officials at this time.

“Conventional wisdom says that Washington DC is usually wrong about 95 percent of the time- give or take 5 percent. On Point gives us fresh faces and new voices in progressive leadership working to get it right. They are problem solvers, in touch with peoples’ lives and figuring out solutions that will work today. America’s future is now and these young leaders have the values and courage to make a difference,” said Celinda Lake, the President of Lake Research Partners.

Some of the personal stories remind the reader of America’s civil rights struggle and makes one thankful for the work these young officials are doing including the author, Thigpen, who was recently on The Rachael Maddow Show. As a county register of deeds in North Carolina he initiated a lawsuit against major banks involved in “robosigning”. He is a strong voice for reform in county land records systems in light of state and national investigations into the foreclosure crisis.

O. Max Gardner III is nationally recognized as a successful consumer bankruptcy attorney. His quote appears on the back cover saying, “The young politicians profiled in this book give me hope for the future. Jeff in particular has been working to uphold the rule of law, even if it means putting the powerful financial industry’s feet to the fire.”
You can purchase On Point right now at:
· or order at a local book store for $13.95 July 1st!

Online purchase include $3.00 shipping and handling.

The book was published by Polar Bear & Co., PO Box 311, Solon, Maine, 04979 (207) 643-2795


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