Thursday, November 10, 2005

A Tale of Two Mayors

The cities of Hillsdale, MI and Roland, IA elected new mayors on Tuesday night. They both still live with their parents but that's not really too odd considering they are eighteen years old and are still high school students. Sam Juhl ran unopposed in Roland and captured 48% of the vote while Michael Sessions defeated the 51-year old incumbent in Hillsdale. More remarkably, Sessions won solely as a write in candidate as he was not old enough to be listed on the ballot at the filing deadline. Session's says, "The student comes first, it'll be 6 hours, and then mayor for 2 to 3 hours each day, so I can focus on both jobs." Good luck to both these young men and I only hope that they are not jaded and corrupted by political system.

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