VIDEO: Town elects 18-year-old in mayor race

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by KEZI.COM:

YONCALLA, Ore. — The small town of Yoncalla made history Tuesday night, electing an 18-year-old as their new mayor.

Ben Simons received 41 percent of the vote on election night, beating out two other candidates and becoming the town’s youngest mayor in its history.

The article goes on to state the following:

He graduated as the valedictorian at Yoncalla High School back in June. Simons is currently a student at Umpqua Community College studying general studies.

Simons is also a Yoncalla city councilor and volunteer firefighter for the North Douglas County Fire Department.

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  1. Capit November 8th, 2018 at 10:18 am

    An 18-year-old running a City. Seriously! What does an 18-year-old know about running a City?


    • Nita November 8th, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Aparently a lot. I talked with a middle aged lady who lives there and they are quite happy with their choice.


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