A new generation of politicians in the city of Syracuse are following in their families' footsteps and running for office.
Barring an election day surprise, Syracuse's next common councilor from the 2nd district will be under 30. These candidates say their youth will benefit the city.
Democratic nominee and funeral director Chad Ryan is 28 years old and the son of former Onondaga County Legislator Ed Ryan.
The younger Ryan said the best way to improve the city is to get more residents involved, like by attending neighborhood meetings.