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Making a Difference on Capitol Hill

In the halls of Capitol Hill, among the throng of suits and ties, one Ohioan stands out – Benjamin Mays, a legislative correspondent for Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. Hailing from Middletown, Ohio, Benjamin found his calling in the heart of Washington, D.C., but his journey to the nation’s capital began with a pivotal visit to Cedarville University.

As a high school senior, Benjamin stepped onto Cedarville’s campus, where he first learned about the D.C. Semester program. This unique opportunity, offering a blend of classroom learning and real-world experience in politics, sealed his decision to pursue political science at Cedarville.

During his semester in D.C., Benjamin interned in the office of Ohio Representative Warren Davidson, gaining firsthand insight into the intersection of national policy and local communities. Serving constituents who were also his neighbors, he witnessed the tangible impact of government on everyday lives.

Inspired by Rep. Davidson’s Christian values guiding his legislative work, Benjamin recognized the vital role of faith in shaping political decisions. Armed with this perspective, he graduated with a degree in political science and joined Sen. Grassley’s office, determined to make a difference.

For Benjamin, government service is more than just a career – it’s a calling to embody Christian principles in the political arena. With a firm belief that God’s presence is needed now more than ever in policy-making, he intends to stay in public service as long as he can, advocating for integrity and compassion in governance.

Tune in to the Cedarville Stories podcast to hear Benjamin’s inspiring journey, from Cedarville to Capitol Hill, and his unwavering commitment to bringing faith into the heart of politics.

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