Unofficial results show 19-year-old Jeremy Yamaguchi will become one of the youngest elected officials in the [Orange] County's history....Read the entire article.
Yamaguchi said he was "truly humbled" by his election. He is the son of a Placentia police officer and a political science major at Cal State Fullerton....
Yamaguchi was named Placentia's youngest Citizen of the Year last year. He has also volunteered with a number of city organizations and committees. He is also a trombone player and Eagle Scout.
Yamaguchi said to prepare for the campaign, he read a book on local campaigns that said preparation was the key. That, and money.
"It's an eye-opener to see how expensive the campaigning is – even at the local level," he said. "It's at least a dollar a vote."
Yamaguchi spent more than $6,000 on his campaign through Oct. 18, and he loaned his own campaign $3,000, according to financial disclosure records.
To doubters who say he's too young to run a city with an annual budget of nearly $30 million: "I'm not going to doubt that it's once in a million. But across the country, we've had 19-, 18-year-old mayors, and there's nothing that's negative about their track record. They're moving things along just as well as a 55-year-old retired person."
Asian Pride, can I get a hell yeah?!
[Thanks to Angry Asian Man for posting this.]