The new mayor of Union, Oregon just won as a write-in candidate. Oh, and he's 18 years old. From the O:
An 18-year-old college student is the new mayor of this northeastern Oregon mountain town after waging a write-in campaign and pledging to end a history of political upheaval among his elders. ...
Corbin declared his intention to seek the mayor's job when he was 17 and still too young to get on the ballot. But he'd had enough of watching a progression of city councilors and mayors recalled amid firings and forced resignations of city administrators and police chiefs.
"There was even an incident where somebody threw a punch at a City Council meeting," Corbin said of a scuffle a couple of years ago that sent a 77-year-old woman to the hospital emergency room after she was knocked down.
When elections workers finished counting ballots Thursday, it was Corbin with 399 votes, handily defeating 59-year-old Scott Morrison with 271 votes and 64-year-old Dick Middleton with 200 votes.
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