|Name||Alexander Cornell du Houx|
|Address||15 Page St. |
Brunswick, Maine , United States
|| March 06, 1983
Mar 20, 2012 06:44pm
|Info||Alex Cornell du Houx currently serves the College Democrats of America (CDA) National Council Chair. He previously was editor if their Newsletter, Donkey Tracks. In 2005 Alex served as the Development Director for CDA, but his work was cut short when he was called to serve his country in Iraq. Alex serves in the Marines as a 0351 assaultman, which deals with demolitions and rockets. After a yearlong deployment patrolling the streets in and around Fallujah, Alex returned safely to continue his work serving the community through military, political and community service. |
Alex grew up in the small economically deprived town of Solon Maine where he attended Carrabec High School. He was accepted to Bowdoin College as a Mitchell Scholar and joined the Marine Reserves in 2002. Originally an Astronomy and Government major, he spent most of his time founding and building the Community Service Council, working for Habitat for Humanity and running track.
Alex became politically engaged after returning from eight months of training with the Marines during his sophomore year. After that, Alex served as the co-president of the Maine College Democrats, which grew from 3 to 23 chapters within a year, published the only statewide college Democrats paper in the nation and they have become one of the strongest political organizations in Maine. The Maine College Democrats also earned the State of the Year award at the 2005 CDA convention.
Alex worked to block a bill that would have prevented college students from registering to vote on campus in 2007. As president of the Bowdoin College Democrats, he helped to expand the chapter's membership to include over a quarter of the college and has worked on the 2004 election campaign, No on 1 campaign (equal rights referendum) and the 2006 governors election.
Alex worked at the Governors office for three years and when not organizing for CDA, he can be found helping build houses with Habitat, training with the Marines and tutoring students in local schools. He also enjoys the outdoors, is an experienced photographer and continues to advocate youth issues on Maine Legislature's Youth Advisory Council. His parents, Paul and Ramona, have a small publishing company in central Maine. Alex is currently perusing a degree in Government and History and is writing his thesis on the relationship between political engagement and community service.