Triston Ezidore, a political science major at USC Dornsife. 2023
When he was sworn into office at 19, Triston Ezidore became the youngest person serving in elected office in Los Angeles County. (Photo: Courtesy of Triston Ezidore.)

USC student is youngest elected official in Los Angeles County

Triston Ezidore, a political science major at USC Dornsife, balances classwork with his duties as a member of the Culver City school board.
ByMargaret Crable

Most teens are eager to ditch high school after graduation. Triston Ezidore couldn’t stay away.

After graduating from Culver City High School in 2021, he headed to Syracuse University in New York to start college. Eager to see how the issues he’d championed while high school student body president were implemented, he tuned into Culver City school board meetings from afar.

The results were less then satisfying. He decided to head home and take matters into his own hands.

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