Standing amongst a wealth of captivating lives and people residing in Fishers, is a young man trying to put his name on that list at a surprisingly early age. While most of his peers are completing school or finding a job, Parker Stancato’s path has been a little different.
In May, Stancato competed as a 20 year old in a race for Fishers Town Council against incumbent Scott Faultless, who has served on the council since Parker was 4. Stancato avowed many times throughout the campaign, “it feels empowering to be the part of what many have called a David and Goliath match-up. I want people to see they can facilitate change. Whether you’re twenty or eighty, there are many ways you can become a leader in your community.”
Although the race ended in a disappointing loss (less than an 8% margin), Parker still plans to play his part in political activism, and hasn’t ruled out another run. When asked he joked, “It’s harder than it looks to vacate a seat running against an incumbent, especially when their bottom has been fused to it for some time.” Below you can hear Stancato’s full rationale for running in the race.
Though he plans now to go back to school and finish his degree in Marketing and Finance, this young man’s drive makes me believe we’ll be hearing more from him very soon.