- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Brockton and Quincy have decided to elect teenagers to take office in January.

Eighteen-year-old John “Jack” Lally won Brockton’s Ward 6 seat receiving nearly 60 percent of the vote and will sit on the city council.

Elections Commissioner John McGarry, who has been involved in city politics since the 1980s, says Lally could be the youngest councilor ever.

Lally studies political science at Bridgewater State University. He says he thinks his constituents wanted to send a message that they wanted “young blood” to shake things up.

Nineteen-year-old James DeAmicus - who graduated from Quincy High School in June and attends Suffolk University - won a seat on the city’s school committee on Tuesday. He says members of the community told him they too wanted “fresh blood.”



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