This 14 Year Old is Running for Governor in Vermont


14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn is too young to vote, drink alcohol, or even get his learner's permit, but there are no laws stopping him from running for governor of his home state of Vermont.  

Vermont is one of two states [the other being Kansas] that has no age requirements for gubernatorial candidates. Vermont simply requires that candidates have lived in the state for at least four years. 

Ethan, who is about to begin his freshman year of high school, is seeking the Democratic nomination, and will compete with four other candidates. "I can sum up my campaign in a simple phrase. 'It's the job of government to make people's lives easier,'" Sonneborn said in an interview with Channel 17's Town Meeting TV. 

You can read more about Ethan below!


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