If he were a foot taller and didn’t spring from door to door asking for votes with youthful exuberance enough to wear out anyone trying to keep up, 11-year-old Zev Dickstein might pass for the typical political campaign manager.
Every day after school, using a database he developed, Zev identifies people he thinks he can persuade to vote for School Committee candidate Joyce Gerber, knocks on their door, shakes hands, pets dogs, makes his pitch, and reminds voters that election day is Nov. 5.
Then Zev confers with his chaperone (usually his mother) and bounds to the next house.
“I can’t go by myself,” said the sixth-grader from Cambridge Street Upper School, who has to persuade an adult to tag along. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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