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- Sam Juhl, born November 3, 1987, Rowland, Iowa - barely 18 years old
- Michael Sessions, September 22, 1987, Hillsdale, Michigan - 18 years, 13 days
- Christopher Seeley, September, 1987, Linnesville, Penn - 18 years
Guess what the 3 have in common? They were all elected on the same day, as Mayor of their respective cities.
Of course, you say, that's easy, they have very small number of constituents. So now, look at this illustrious list:
- Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 27 years old
- Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit, Michigan, 31 years old
- Adrian Fenty, Washington DC - 35 years old
- Gavin Newsom was 36 when he was elected Mayor of San Francisco.
All of them are performing well in their current public service advocacies in big cities, to boot.
In the Philippines,one of the youngest ever was Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo at 29 years old in 1988, and had 5 3-year terms (not consecutive). There is Valenzuela City Mayor, Sherwin Gatchalian who at 31 years old is the youngest current City Mayor of a major city.
My point is that if we give the young turks a chance, they can do it. They have the capacity to do it. Whereas before they were all playing "SIM City" now in their capacity to lead and govern the lives of thousands of people, the youth can do a lot.
Who is the next in line in 2010 for the Philippines?
According to Pulse Asia as reported by PinoyVote 2010:
The (same) survey (also) showed that among a list of six probable presidential aspirants for 2010, Sen. Loren Legarda topped it, with an overall nationwide score of 32 percent, followed by Vice President Noli de Castro at 21 percent. Third placer was Sen. Panfilo Lacson, with an overall total of 19 percent, followed by Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. at 10 percent. Fifth placer was Sen. Manuel Roxas II with eight percent and Sen. Richard Gordon with three percent of the vote.
Wala akong mapili
10 Things to Remember to Feel Youthful
1. Watch comedy films. Cartoons won't hurt. Laugh, til your sides hurt.
2. Establish a 9 to 5 routine. Or in my case, 8-hour workhours spread across the day.
3. Spend 1-hour as your Happy Hour. Blog. Go outside. Listen to music. Dance. Breathe. Pray.
4. Speaking of music, listen to music that makes you recall your youthful years, 80s baby.
5. Eat Healthy. No secret sauce in that.
6. Drink Red wine. But don't drink and drive. That's not youthful, that's wasted youth.
7. Did I mention, Exercise (insert sound effects of Family Feud)? After work, use #3, and #4 at the same time to make #7. Hey! that's also a math equation.
8. I told you to laugh. No. 7 was supposed to be funny. Ok, smile to strangers.
9. Enjoy whatever you're doing. Have you seen a 2-year old not enjoying a rag tag doll?
10. Lastly, make your own youthful list. You might discover more things to do and share it with me. Would you?