Mon, May 26, 2008 - Page 14 News List

Nineteen year old elected mayor of US city 十九歲大一生當選美國市長

John Tyler Hammons poses for a photo at the Muskogee Municipal Building in downtown Muskogee, Oklahoma, US, on May 14, 2008.
本月十四日,約翰.泰勒.哈蒙斯在美國奧克拉荷馬州馬斯科吉市中心的市政府大樓前接受媒體拍照。照片:美聯社

PHOTO: AP

John Tyler Hammons is a 19-year-old political science student who dreams of becoming US president. He certainly got off to a good start earlier this month when he was elected mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Hammons is a first-year student at the University of Oklahoma. He won the job to lead the city of 40,000 with 70 percent of the vote over a former mayor. The incumbent did not take part in the race.

“The campaign was great, it was fun and we won the trust of the people,” Hammons said.

“I want an open government. I don’t have the monopoly on good ideas,” he added.

Hammons took office last week for the start of a two-year term. He said that he plans to continue on with university, but expects to transfer to a school closer to Muskogee.

And for Hammons, becoming mayor is only the first step of what he hopes will be a great political career.

“I would like to be governor of Oklahoma and president of the United States,” he said.(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)

夢想成為美國總統的十九歲政治系學生約翰.泰勒.哈蒙斯,本月初當選奧克拉荷馬州馬斯科吉市市長,而這無疑是個好的開始。

哈蒙斯是奧克拉荷馬大學大一的學生,他以七成得票率打敗曾任市長的競爭者,當選四萬市民的新領袖。現任市長此次並未參選。

哈蒙斯說:「競選活動很成功,過程很有趣,我們也贏得市民的信任。」

他補充說:「我希望建立一個開放的政府,歡迎大家提供好點子。」

哈蒙斯上週就職,展開兩年市長任期,他表示計畫繼續完成學業,但有意轉學到離馬斯科吉市較近的學校就讀。

對哈蒙斯來說,當選市長只是他偉大政治生涯藍圖中的第一步。

他說:「我還想成為奧克拉荷馬州州長,以及美國總統。」(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. political science n.

政治學 (zheng4 zhi4 xue2)

例: Kayla studied political science in university.

(凱拉大學時主修政治學。)

2. incumbent n.

現任者 (xian4 ren4 zhe3)

例: The incumbent mayor was reelected to another term.

(現任市長獲選連任。)

3. transfer v.i./v.t.

轉學 (zhuan3 xue2)

例: Lily transferred to a different university.

(莉莉轉到另一所大學就讀。)

4. career n.

職業 (zhi2 ye4),生涯 (sheng1 ya2)

例: Evan has no idea what kind of career he wants.

(伊凡不知道自己要走哪一行。)


This story has been viewed 2782 times.
TOP top