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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Odd News: Hillsdale Michigan Edition

Once again the old adage is proven correct, fact is indeed stranger than fiction:

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.

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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.

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