Nick Tucker, a fifth-grader at Birmingham Falls Elementary, spent Monday, Dec. 6, lunching with Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood and talking safe bike trails, politics, tax cuts, economic policy and more.
Tucker, whose other interests include police work, also talked extensively with Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty during his lunch and tour of City Hall. He told both McCarty and Lockwood he would like to get degrees in political science and criminal justice, then move into politics. There, he said, he hopes to figure out ways to pay police officers and teachers more money without raising taxes.
He had come prepared with talking points and research, Tucker later told the mayor, at the suggestion of a classmate who had told him to “wow” Lockwood.
“I knew this young man meant business,”said Lockwood at that night’s City Council meeting, “when I arrived at school and saw him in his pinstriped suit.”