High School Mayor elect

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  1. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Talk about starting your political career early! :D

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-11-09-kid-mayor_x.htm

    'Go-getter,' 18, ousts mayor in Michigan
    By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY
    Michael Sessions is too young to drink champagne legally, but the 18-year-old high school senior has reason to celebrate: He unofficially won a race for mayor Tuesday by defeating the baby boomer incumbent.

    Sessions, who turned 18 on Sept. 22, ran as a write-in candidate because he was too young to get on the ballot in the spring. The young politician used $700 from a summer job to fund his door-to-door campaign in Hillsdale, Mich., a town of about 9,000.

    Sessions plans to devote after-school hours to the job and use his bedroom as his office.



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    :cool: Apparently he has a good since of humor as well. On a talk radio program I listen to, they quoted him as saying words to this effect. When asked how do your parents feel about you being the mayor, he replied something to the effect of, they are mixed, because if they give me a bad time, I could raise their taxes. Also, the bullies at school thought it was hard dealing with the campus police, well now they get to deal with the F.B.I., because I am now an elected public official.

    Don't be surprised if you see this kid in much bigger political positions in the future.

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    He is not alone..;)


    An 18-year-old has just won the mayoral post in Hillsdale, Mich. and one in Roland, Iowa and Linesville, Penn. Two more have taken seats on the city council of Waterville Village, Ohio and Westbrook, Maine respectively. That youth and inexperience do not equal disinterest is not new in American politics.

    But a heated recount pitting a 51-year-old incumbent against his 18-year-old presumed successor, that's new.


    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10004343/

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    http://www.ci.hillsdale.mi.us/
     
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    o_O Again from my talk radio station:

    In Riverside County CA., they just elected an individual to the school board. He said he would attend the meetings just as soon as he was released from prison. Yup the voters are so informed and have spoken.

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