At 22, Town’s Administrator One of Youngest Ever in State

PROSPECT PARK, N.J. (AP) -

At an age when most people struggle to balance their checking account, Intashan Chowdhury is being asked to balance a $6.5 million municipal budget.

The 22-year-old acting administrator for Prospect Park is believed to be one of the youngest people ever to hold such a position in New Jersey. The town just north of Paterson has a population of about 5,800.

Chowdhury has a degree in public administration from Rutgers-Newark and has interned for Sen. Cory Booker and state Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. He took over the job after his predecessor was elected Passaic County clerk.

Chowdhury tells The Record he welcomes the pressure and the chance to prove himself.