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18 year old write in mayor!!!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2005

18-year-old write-in candidate elected Hillsdale mayor

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Michael Sessions

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."



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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 12:13 AM
 
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to that guy, he is probably going to need it
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I saw on the news yesterday that he won by just two votes. The incumbent that was defeated has yet to decide a re-count. I thinks its cool that this kid wants to get into politics but like many small communities, being mayor is only a part time job. Furthermore, there's a city manager that actually performs the duties of the mayor. It is my understanding that Hillsdale is this way. That would explain the turnout at the polls - population of 8200 with 10-20% voting.
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i agree that being elected mayor is not that big a deal. our mayor doesn't even get paid. it's a great jumping off point for this boy if he wants to pursue politics in the future. i'm sure it'll look good on his college application. it'd be a whole different story if he got elected governor or something. good luck to him though. that's quite an acheivement for someone his age. hopefully he'll take it seriously.
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Ya with our bad luck he'll be the next president in 2022!!




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hmmmmmmm.... senior class president or town mayor.... Hats off to him. It is a big deal. Took courage to even put his name out there. He may not have operation skills, but im sure he won on his vision. He can learn operations. i like this story
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Yeah very true!




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Now THAT is going to look good on a resume!
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Heck that is going to look good on a college application!




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That speaks volumes about the bang up job the incumbent was doing. lol
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Ronald Mcfreakindonald from your avatar could win a mayor election in MI. Kwame got voted back in for the Detroit mayor for christs sake, I have lost all faith in man.

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Ronald Mcfreakindonald from your avatar could win a mayor election in MI. Kwame got voted back in for the Detroit mayor for christs sake, I have lost all faith in man.
Man I missed that part.... was out of town... they elected the Thug again? The people of d-town are even stupider than I gave them lack of credit of!




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to that guy, he is probably going to need it

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to that guy, he is probably going to need it

After the fools re-elected that gangster in Detroit...this doesn't surprise me at all...
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That'd be ****ed up if somebody assasinated him. He's proly never been laid yet. I'd hire the finest assistant I could find and Monika Lewinsky her ass! Fo sho.
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That'd be ****ed up if somebody assasinated him. He's proly never been laid yet. I'd hire the finest assistant I could find and Monika Lewinsky her ass! Fo sho.





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That'd be ****ed up if somebody assasinated him. He's proly never been laid yet. I'd hire the finest assistant I could find and Monika Lewinsky her ass! Fo sho.
I know I would be using the position for personal gain.

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