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Would You Vote for a Teenager?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Jan
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From time to time, teenagers who have decided to run for local office make the news.  Examples below:

Teen takes aim at Arlington City Council seat


Teenager plans to run for Greenfield city council

Teen Runs for Dallas City Council

If you agree with their politics, would you vote for a teenager or would their age deter you from doing so?

Jan

by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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Citygirlk
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 1:43 AM
I would. Younger people have better fresh new ideas ( who do think is running the presidential campains).
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toomanypoodles
by Poodles on Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:05 AM

 Oh mercy, no!

I am the mother of teenagers---they are still wet behind the ears.  No wisdom, no common sense. 

The idea is ludicrous to me. 

_Kissy_
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Yes I would..tired of old men with antiquated ideas
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matreshka
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 7:03 AM

If they are above 18 and have plans then yes.  A younger 21 was voted into office in a city near here nad I hope he comes up with some good ways to deter crime and clean up the city.

Fairegirl33
by Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:03 AM

 

Quoting toomanypoodles:

 Oh mercy, no!

I am the mother of teenagers---they are still wet behind the ears.  No wisdom, no common sense. 

The idea is ludicrous to me. 

 I agree with you....

UpSheRises
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Probably not. Most teenagers are irritating are immature.

new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

 I dont know that's tough. On one hand, they are fresh, and full of new ideas. I would only worry that their views have not had time to solidify, and could be easily swayed.

Mamawto4
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

That would depend on the teenager and the position they were trying for.  But I wouldn't totally rule it out.

I think when it comes to things like petty crime and education, we don't utilize our teenagers enough. 

tm88rn
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM
It would depend entirely on the person and who they are running against.
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bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

 Good question.  I'd be just as likely to vote for an eligible teen as anyone else.  If I agreed with the platform, then definately!

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