Thursday, November 10, 2005

Give this guy 5!!! It can be done....

High School Student in Michigan wins write-in campaign for mayor
According to a Detroit News article, Michael Sessions, an 18-year-old high school student, was elected mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan by a 732 to 668 margin after mounting a write-in campaign to oust the 51-year-old incumbent Mayor Doug Ingles.

Sessions was 17 and not yet qualified to get on the ballot in the spring. The day after his birthday, on Sept. 22, he registered to vote. The next day, he signed up as a write-in candidate.

He funded his race from a mere $700 he earned from a summer job. Sessions put up signs all over the town and campaigned door-to-door.

Sessions wants to attend Hillsdale College next year to study political science.


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