Ah kids. They grow up so fast. Before you know it they’re old enough to vote in an election. A couple years later: able to become a mayor.
At least that’s what happened in Indian Head, Maryland.
On Tuesday, 19-year-old Brandon Paulin will be sworn in as the mayor of Indian Head, becoming the youngest elected mayor in the state’s history.
The Washington Post reports that Paulin received more than twice as many votes as the incumbent, Mayor Dennis Scheessele, and more than 52 more votes than second-place finisher, Ron Sitoula.
The article goes on to state that Paulin became a vocal member in the community after he spoke up at a community meeting about cars not stopping for pedestrians. When nothing had been done in a months time, he went back to the town meetings.
A month later, the city put up signs warning drivers to be more careful.
Among the first items of Paulin’s hit list: making town hall feel more inviting and open to the public, as well as finishing up his next set of college classes online (so that he can always be available for his constituents).
Don’t worry about his academics though, Paulin says he’s pretty confident he’ll find a balance between being a good mayor and keeping his grades in check.
We’ll expect to see that report card on the city’s fridge, Mr. Paulin.