- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

HILLSDALE, MICH. (AP) - Michigan’s college-student mayor is ready to move on.

Michael Sessions was 18 when he won a 2005 write-in campaign in Hillsdale, a city of 8,200 located 85 miles southwest of Detroit.

The 21-year-old announced Tuesday he won’t seek re-election because he will receive his degree from Hillsdale College in 2010 and his career plans may prevent him from completing a second four-year term.

Sessions registered to vote one day after his 18th birthday in September 2005 and signed up as a write-in candidate the day after that. He financed his campaign with $700 earned by working at a french fry wagon at local fairs and carnivals.

After defeating the incumbent by two votes, Sessions appeared on national news programs and on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

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