Texas’ youngest mayor was just re-elected to a second term -- and he’s barely old enough to drink


What had you accomplished by the time you turned 21 years old? You probably moved out of your parents’ house, you were getting closer to finishing your college degree, maybe you’d held down a job or two -- well, 21-year-old Kelvin Green took a different route. On Tuesday, he was elected to his second mayoral term.

According to Texas Monthly, Green was elected as mayor of Archer City, Texas (population 1,746) when he was just 18 years old. He played a high school baseball playoff game the same day he was sworn into office, a few weeks before he finished classes for his senior year.

And even though he ran unopposed for his first term, he won re-election by a landslide -- 155 votes were cast for Green, while just seven were cast for his opponent, according to ABC 13 in Houston.

At 21, Green works for the Texas Department of Transportation, and he got married in August. What’s next? A third term.

"I'll be here as long as the people of Archer let me. I'm going to stay right here in Archer City,” he said. “Hopefully, one day I'll raise my family here."

Clearly, Green’s political career is going a little better than, say, this guy:

Check out all local and state election results here.


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