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Saulbadguy
11-09-2005, 12:47 PM
http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0511/09/0met-377073.htm

HILLSDALE, Mich. - 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.

Scott and Lorri Sessions at first had doubts about the wisdom of their son's candidacy, he said.

"They thought I was crazy and (were) pretty skeptical of my campaign, but now they have smiles from cheek-to-cheek," Sessions told The Blade of Toledo, Ohio.

Hillsdale _ population 8,200 _ is home to the 160-year-old, 1,200-student Hillsdale College.

Pending clearance by the County Board of Canvassers on Thursday, Sessions will be the youngest mayor in city history, the Hillsdale Daily News reported.

Sessions was 17 and not yet qualified to get on the ballot in the spring.

But one day after his birthday, on Sept. 22, he registered to vote. The next day, he signed up as a write-in candidate.

He used $700 from a summer job to fund his race.

"Right off, I'm not going to get their respect, they'll say: `This kid could be my grandson,'" Sessions said of the City Council. "But it's not about bossing them around, it will be about cooperating with them."

Sessions put up signs all over Hillsdale and campaigned door-to-door.

"A lot of older people really enjoyed talking to me. I looked them in the eye. Young people could relate to me," he said.

Ingles declined comment Tuesday night but asked earlier, "How much credibility does an 18-year-old have?"

Sessions responded Tuesday night, "They elected me mayor, so obviously the people of Hillsdale took me seriously."

Mr. Laz
11-09-2005, 12:51 PM
Ingles ... asked earlier, "How much credibility does an 18-year-old have?"
enough to kick your ass apparently

HolmeZz
11-09-2005, 12:52 PM
The 51 year old guy must've really sucked.

Rausch
11-09-2005, 12:53 PM
I love it...

ct
11-09-2005, 12:55 PM
That's good stuff!! Mr. Ingles must truly be a doosh.

StcChief
11-09-2005, 12:56 PM
He's on his way....Look out in 18 years when he can run for president.

Count Alex's Wins
11-09-2005, 12:56 PM
How much f*cking money is he going to make now?

ROYC75
11-09-2005, 12:59 PM
Damn, I knew it was just a short time before kids started to rule the world.






































( just kid'n kiddies )

Cochise
11-09-2005, 01:21 PM
I should run for Mayor of Kansas City.

ChiTown
11-09-2005, 01:26 PM
How much f*cking money is he going to make now?

Because of his age, they are considering an hourly wage.......

sedated
11-09-2005, 01:29 PM
What's worse:

Losing to an 18 year-old

-OR-

Losing to a dead guy.

Mr. Laz
11-09-2005, 01:29 PM
Because of his age, they are considering an hourly wage.......
i don't think that will fly ... will it


changing a positions pay because of age?!?

HarryParatestes
11-09-2005, 01:30 PM
" Mom says i cant come to the city councel meeting till after my homework is done "

morphius
11-09-2005, 01:31 PM
Thats pretty classic.

Tribal Warfare
11-09-2005, 01:32 PM
Man, this would look really good on a College transcript. I can just imagine the line he'll give to the ladies. Such as " Do you want to touch the key to the city"

ChiTown
11-09-2005, 01:39 PM
i don't think that will fly ... will it


changing a positions pay because of age?!?

It's a done deal. On his application, he said he'd be willing to accept the same coin he got from his last gig prior to being the Mayor - fry guy at BK. It was hourly..............

























;)
I'm Joking for Chrissakes!

alanm
11-09-2005, 01:41 PM
How much f*cking money is he going to make now?
Small town mayors aren't exactly rolling in dough. I'd be suprised if the job even paid $8-10 thousand.

Mr. Laz
11-09-2005, 01:43 PM
I'm Joking for Chrissakes!
heh :)


i'm blonde ......... give me a break.

chagrin
11-09-2005, 01:45 PM
That dude is going to get laid all over the place

morphius
11-09-2005, 01:47 PM
"How would you two girls like a little Mayor on your sandwhich."

Of course you have to feel sorry for his kids down the road, "By your age I was running a city!"

chagrin
11-09-2005, 01:51 PM
"How would you two girls like a little Mayor on your sandwhich."

Of course you have to feel sorry for his kids down the road, "By your age I was running a city!".

ROFL

That's friggin hilarious!