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高校生市長!
記念に踏んでいってくだせぇ

世間の流れに疎い私ですが、たまたまニュースを見ていたら

「高校生市長誕生!」のヘッドラインが!

なんとまだ18歳2ヶ月のマイケルセッションズ氏。

夏休みに必死でバイトして貯めた700ドルを元手に一軒一軒回って選挙活動をした模様。

なんとも努力家じゃあないですか!!

しかも「常々政治には興味があった。」と言っていますがそれだけじゃあ立候補なんてできない!

この行動力たるや見習うべきです。

しかも約60票差という僅差での接戦を制し現職市長を打ち負かすという強さ。

彼のひたむきな努力に市民も心打たれたのでしょうか。

深刻な失業者問題を抱えるミシガン州ヒルズデール市、若き市長はどう市政に取り組んでいくのでしょうか?

失業者問題は日本も抱える重大問題の一つですので余計に注目したいところです。


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「'Go-getter,' 18, ousts mayor in Michigan」
(やり手の18歳、ミシガンの市長を追い払う)


・・・別に本人は追い払うつもりはなかったんでしょうけどもね。。


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'Go-getter,' 18, ousts mayor in Michigan

By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY


Michael Sessions is too young to drink champagne legally, but the 18-year-old high school senior has reason to celebrate: He unofficially won a race for mayor Tuesday by defeating the baby boomer incumbent.

Sessions, who turned 18 on Sept. 22, ran as a write-in candidate because he was too young to get on the ballot in the spring. The young politician used $700 from a summer job to fund his door-to-door campaign in Hillsdale, Mich., a town of about 9,000.

Unofficial results show that Sessions got 732 votes, compared with 668 for Mayor Doug Ingles, 51. Once his victory is certified and he's sworn in — the ceremony is set for Nov. 21 — he may be the youngest mayor in the USA. The U.S. Conference of Mayors lacks the data to determine whether he'll be the youngest mayor ever, says spokeswoman Elena Temple.

At least two other teens have been elected as mayors in recent years, but they were a tad older and represented much smaller towns. Jeffrey Dunkel was one month shy of 19 when he was sworn in as mayor of tiny Mount Carbon, Pa., in January 2002, and Chris Portman was 19 at his inauguration in Mercer, Pa., the same month.

"I've always been interested in politics," says Sessions, who registered to vote the day after his birthday and became a write-in candidate one day later. "It's certainly hard to be a write-in candidate," he says, adding that he drove around town Tuesday afternoon, nervous that people didn't know his name.

He says many voters told him they wanted "new energy," but he was still caught off-guard by the support he received.

"He was a real go-getter during his campaign," says Steven Brower, a government and economics teacher at Hillsdale High School. "He acted like he was running for president."

Brower, who gave his former student campaign tips, says he's thrilled: "There are too many kids today who laugh at government." He says Sessions, by carefully researching issues before taking a position, will serve responsibly in the largely ceremonial, four-year post.

The job comes with no office, no chair, no filing cabinet — not even a drawer, says incumbent Ingles. The mayor, who gets a $250 monthly stipend, casts one of nine votes on the City Council.

Ingles, who runs a roller-skating rink, says he's not upset by his loss. "It's an honor to serve. I'm proud of that," he says.

Dunkel says the toughest part of being a young mayor was getting people to take him seriously. After he proved he could do the job, by getting a police protection grant in his first year, he says residents came around. He won re-election this week.

Sessions says his parents were skeptical at first but are now "very supportive." He says he has no agenda but wants to meet everyone. "I'm trying to set up a board of advisers" that will include a former mayor and leaders from Hillsdale College, which he hopes to attend next fall.

Sessions plans to devote after-school hours to the job and use his bedroom as his office.


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> しかも約60票差という僅差での接戦を制し現職市長を打ち負かす

この市の公式発表によると
Official Election Results:
Mayoral
Doug Ingles: 668
Michael Sessions: 670
なので、結局2票差ということになります。
| Yama | 2005/11/24 1:05 PM |

あ、ホントですね!
Yamaさんありがとうございます!
| DADA | 2005/11/24 2:38 PM |










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18歳高校生が現職破り市長当選
 産経新聞10日夕刊によると、ミシガン州ヒルズデール市で八日に行われた市長選で、十八歳の高校生、マイケル・セッションズ君(上の写真)が五十一歳の現職市長を破り、初当選した。  この市の被選挙権は18歳以上。マイケル君は夏休みにバイトでためた700$の
| おもしろニュース拾遺 | 2005/11/24 4:35 AM |
高校生市長誕生
アルバイトで選挙資金をためて、現職の市長を破っての当選だそうです!!
| 雨ニモマケズ 風ニモマケズ | 2005/11/24 9:26 PM |
18歳の高校生市長誕生
といっても当然のことながら、日本でのことではなく、アメリカはミシガン州ヒルズデー...
| 明るい鬱病人間のふらふら雑記帖 | 2005/11/25 1:02 PM |
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管理者の承認待ちトラックバックです。
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管理者の承認待ちトラックバックです。
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管理者の承認待ちトラックバックです。
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