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    High School Student is new mayor of a small Michigan town

    HILLSDALE, Michigan -- He hasn't even graduated from high school yet but he's already mayor of a small Michigan town.
    18 year-old Michael Sessions was elected mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan after a successfull write-in campaign.

    Young Sessions got into the race about six weeks ago, the day after he turned 18.

    But just because he's mayor doesn't mean he'll be able to slack on his school work.

    "You know, I'll go to school from 7:50 to 2:30 each day and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., I'll be doing mayor business," Sessions says.

    Sessions used $700 saved from his summer job to fund his campaign.


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    Wow! That's wild!
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    At first, I was confused as to what his real last name is. I thought the article was simply saying, "young Sessions" (and even "Sessions" is a weird last name). But then I realized his first name is Young -- pretty weird first name... kinda cool, I suppose.

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    No, his first name is Michael. 'Young' was capitalized because it was at the beginning of the sentence. It sorta confused me at first too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameweb
    No, his first name is Michael. 'Young' was capitalized because it was at the beginning of the sentence. It sorta confused me at first too!
    Ohh... I guess I missed this part: "18 year-old Michael Sessions was elected mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan after a successfull write-in campaign."

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    Pretty cool Hillsdale has around 8000 people.
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    wow, i just read this on AOL news and was about to post. That is wowwwwwww!

    I WONNA BE MAYOR!
    everyone move to my town and vote for me!
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    He won via write in's so it's completely possible. Get a small group of friends together and start going door to door, press the flesh.
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    Awesome, great story.
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    Bloomberg spends millions of dollars to run his campaign and this 18 year old kid spends $700. I think New York needs a new mayor =]
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    NYC is a bit bigger than Hillsdale...
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    Bloomberg spent millions of dollars of his own, personal money. I don't live in NYC, but from what I have seen and heard, he appears to be doing a good job. In a city the size of New York, you have to heavily campaign to get voters, and that costs money. Ultimately, you cannot compare a city of 8000 people to a city of millions.
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    Oh geez that is funny

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    Good on him. I hope he enjoys his new position and does a great job for the people of his town. It probably won't be long before he's out of school anyways, and in some small towns, the position of mayor is rarely a full-time gig anyways.
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    Congratulations to him! That's pretty rocking if you ask me. I think that he is very lucky, and made a great accomplishment.


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