Monday, November 14, 2005

High School Student Wins Mayoral Elections

Fire Department Endorses Student
HILLSDALE, Mich. -- He hasn't even graduated from high school yet, but he's already mayor of a small Michigan town. Michael Sessions, 18, was elected mayor of Hillsdale, Mich. on Tuesday in a write-in campaign. Sessions got into the race about six weeks ago, the day after he turned 18.
Backed by his fellow students and an endorsement by the city's fire department, sessions won the race by more than 60 votes.
But just because he's mayor doesn't mean he'll be able to slack on his school work.
"I'll go to school from 7:50 (a.m.) to 2:30 p.m. each day, and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., I'll be doing mayor business," Sessions said. Sessions used $700 saved from his summer job to fund his campaign. He takes office Nov. 21.