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Saturday, November 12, 2005

"Dude I'm the new mayor !" - Awesome ! :)

Nov 11, 2005 4:09 pm US/Eastern
HILLSDALE, Mich. (CBS) An 18-year-old high school student running for mayor has held on to a two-vote lead following an official count by the county Board of Canvassers.

Schoolbus County Clerk Thomas C. Mohr said Michael Sessions received 670 votes Tuesday to Mayor Doug Ingles' 668. Earlier unofficial figures had shown Sessions with a 64-vote lead over the 51-year-old incumbent.

Several votes for Sessions, a write-in candidate, were disqualified because they were cast for candidates not registered to run or for candidates running for other races, the Hillsdale Daily News reported.

Because votes that the board believes were intended for Sessions must count for him, one added to his tally was a write-in reading, "18-year-old high school student."
Mohr said the two-vote lead will stand unless the count is challenged. It would make Sessions the youngest mayor in the history of Hillsdale, which has a population of 8,200.Mich_hillsdale_map
Ingles has until 5 p.m. EST Wednesday to ask for a re-count.

Sessions used $700 from a summer job to fund his race, putting up signs throughout the city and campaigning door-to-door.

Sessions appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on Thursday to read the show's topical Top Ten list. The night's version of the feature was titled, "Good Things About Being an 18-year-old Mayor."
The list included "Parents try to tell me what to do, I raise their taxes" (No. 10), "I got a call from Demi Moore" (No. 6) and "It's flattering when President Bush calls me for advice" (No. 1).

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I heard about this too. If I remember correctly, many years ago I saw a program where a dog legally ran in an election for the position of mayor (his name was Bosco and he was a black lab) and he won by a nice margin. Ah democracy...

Posted by: Empress_W. | Nov 12, 2005 5:55:49 PM

Amazing. I would say he's going places!

Posted by: cassie-b | Nov 13, 2005 11:52:27 AM

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