Meet the 14-year-old running for Governor in the US Meet the 14-year-old running for Governor in the US
14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn who isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive, is running for governor’s seat in Vermont, US. According to NDTV, the Vermont Democrat is... Meet the 14-year-old running for Governor in the US

14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn who isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive, is running for governor’s seat in Vermont, US.

According to NDTV, the Vermont Democrat is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age limit on running for governor.

Candidates only have to have lived in Vermont for at least four years, and Sonneborn has lived in Vermont for 14-years.

 

In a recent televised gubernatorial forum, the teenager said: “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around. I think that my message and my platform transcend age.”

 

Ethan will face a crowded field of adult rivals in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

His rivals include Christine Hallquist, running to become America’s first transgender governor, James Ehlers, a Navy veteran and environmentalist, and Brenda Siegel, the executive director of a dance festival.

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  • Pierre Martin

    2018-08-15 #1 Author

    This should be interesting…..

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  • Gennesha

    2018-08-17 #2 Author

    Oh yeah you go boy! I hope my son do something phenomenal like this!

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  • Gennesha

    2018-08-17 #3 Author

    You go boy! I hope my son do something phenomenal like this

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  • Miesha Simpson

    2018-08-19 #4 Author

    I can’t believe a 14yr old running for governor I hope things work out well for him

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  • Anthony White

    2018-09-01 #5 Author

    What is this world coming to just pitifull tired of seeing kids get mistreated.what can a child do so bad to cause u to do this to them smh justice needs to be served soon as possible.

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  • tiona thomas

    2018-09-10 #6 Author

    this is Very Interesting !!!

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  • Sree hari

    2018-10-13 #7 Author

    What would he become in the age of 40

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