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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.


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)









1. political science n.

政治學 (zheng4 zhi4 xue2)

例: Kayla studied political science in university.


2. incumbent n.

現任者 (xian4 ren4 zhe3)

例: The incumbent mayor was reelected to another term.


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

轉學 (zhuan3 xue2)

例: Lily transferred to a different university.


4. career n.

職業 (zhi2 ye4),生涯 (sheng1 ya2)

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


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