20 year old mayor

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Jul 16, 2003
20year old mayor

Now im not one to get up in debate.. but seriously... what could a 20 year old know about running for office....

Young Candidate Runs for Mayor
October 1, 2003 — Just when you thought the California gubernatorial race was like a circus, a mayoral candidate in New Jersey is creating a buzz of his own. Twenty-year-old Tommy Avallone says he wants to run Haddon Heights.

VIDEO: Cathy Gandolfo finds out why

Tommy Avallone is running as an independent for mayor of Haddon Heights. Don't let the crooked hat and the secret service looking body guards fool you...he says he's a serious candidate with real issues especially ones involving young people

A student at Camden County College, Avallone wants to bring in bands to help raise money and ultimately lower taxes in the town. The job buy the way pays nothing.

Republican incumbent Susan Griffith is running for her second term as mayor of this town of 7500. She takes issue with Avallone's issue that there's not enough for kids to do.

Also running for mayor is former democratic candidate Bill Kenney. He says Avallone's youth has energized the race and has gotten people to pay attention.

Tommy Avallone is making a documentary about running for mayor. The end of the story will be shot on November 4th, the day voters go to the polls.

I dont know what some of you Jersey people are thinkin :)
Aug 25, 2003
We had one down here that ran for the position, 18yrs old, freash out of high school! (He ranked rather high in the polls too!!)
Jun 9, 2003
At least he won't, as yet, have made any heavy connections needing trade-off expediency and who knows, surely, he can't do a worse job than some of the others in politics!

Aug 25, 2003
Reminds me of a thoughtful question,
"If the opposite of pro is con, what would the opposite of progress be?"
Feb 9, 2003
LOL...this happened in my old college town too...

For those of you that don't know by law Census information and voter registration is supposed to be taken for the town you reside in at the time of the census/vote.

This was a big deal in college... I had to register myself as a resident of the Town of New Paltz (location of New Paltz University) for the 1996 presidential election as well as the 2000 Presidental election and US national Census. The town encouraged... quite forcefully actually... college students who resided both on and off campus to register as residents of the town during the school years.

They of course wanted your name on their records so they could claim additional federal and state funding... the town had a population of 8,000 and the college a population of 15,000 so you could imagine how much additional funds they could collect from fed and state agencies each year.

Anyways... in 2003 it all backfired on them... Since the majority of us(college students) had registered as residents and voters of the district a fellow I knew from college decided to run for mayor!! With college students controlling the majority of the votes... this 20 year guy won the election!!!

LOL... and quite frankly mucked up local politics!! But the town got what they deserved... trying to take advantage of us poor college students to get funding from the fed!

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