High school student sworn in as mayor of Texas town

Archer City named 18-year-old Kelvin Green as mayor by default.
By Evan Bleier  |  May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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ARCHER CITY, Texas, May 16 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Texas high school senior already has his post-graduation job lined up...

Kelvin Green was sworn in as the mayor of Archer City, Texas, on Friday, becoming the youngest mayor in town history since it was founded in 1888.

No one else entered the race, so Green won the office by default.

"The city wanted me in this position even though there was not an election," Green told NewsChannel 6 prior to being sworn in. "It's more or less a childhood dream. As it's gotten closer I've become more excited and I'm ready to take on the task for sure."

The small town is currently battling a stage four drought, so that will be one of the first issues that Green has to tackle now that he has taken office.

In addition to that responsibility, Green also plays shortstop for the Archer City High School Wildcats baseball team and will be helping the team make a run at the state baseball title in the coming weeks.

"It's a good feeling too, it gives you something good to wake up about in the morning," Green said.

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