Tuesday, September 12, 2017
“And why did you skip high school?” “Because I was governor of Vermont.”
BRISTOL - Whether by design or accident, Vermont's founders imposed no age requirement on those who could run for governor of this state.
The constitutional quirk paved the way for Ethan Sonneborn, 13, of Bristol, to announce this summer that he's running for governor.
Eligible candidates must have simply lived in Vermont for four years before the election — "which I’ve tripled, and then some," said Sonneborn, a 13-year resident of Vermont.
[H]e admits it will be challenging to travel the state and simultaneously attend eighth grade. Hitting the campaign trail will mean getting rides from his parents. But he expects that ultimately his age will be an asset, not a liability.
"We elected our oldest president ever," Sonneborn said, "and he tweets like a kindergartner."
Via Jason Kottke, Meet the 13-year old running for Vermont governor
I'm like, this is amusing! Bunny is like, “Of course, it's Vermont!”
More power to you, Ethan Sonneborn.