Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Here's a shocker. 18 year old write-in candidate becomes mayor

Here's a shocker from the AP.

18-year-old write-in candidate elected Hillsdale mayor
11/9/2005, 8:30 a.m. ET
The Associated Press

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — An 18-year-old high school student has been elected mayor after mounting a write-in campaign to oust the 51-year-old incumbent.

With all the votes counted, Michael Sessions had 732 votes to 668 for Mayor Doug Ingles, according to unofficial figures posted on the city's Web site.

A cheer went up in the Sessions home when the results were announced over the radio. The Hillsdale High School student lives with his parents and 13-year-old sister Sarah.

Congratulations, and good luck. State Rep Chris Ward won his first race at 18. John Engler was 21 when he first won.

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