In what I sure hope is a harbinger of political change this fall, Rice Lake Voters Elect 19-Year-Old Mayor

A young man wearing a Hollister T-shirt, shorts and sandals picked up election signs Wednesday in Rice Lake, Wis. The 19-year-old wasn’t a campaign volunteer. Romaine Quinn is the new mayor.

Quinn, who served one year on the Rice Lake City Council before being elected mayor on Tuesday, said, “Age, I don’t think, necessarily makes a difference, I mean, it’s about the issues.”

“Apparently, a lot of people wanted change,” said 78-year-old Del Hanson, who voted for Quinn.

Romaine’s big win had a lot to do with what happened on Manwaring Avenue and other roads around town. “They cut down trees that were 40 and 50 years old and put in sidewalks nobody needed or wanted,” said Richard Cerminar.

“They just didn’t listen,” said George Erickson. “Basically everybody on this street didn’t want a sidewalk.” The “improvements” being made by the city are effectively taking away half of Erickson’s front yard.

Quinn cites Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican congressman from Texas, as his political role model. During his campaign, Quinn told voters he wants to hold the line on taxes, replace the city administrator and, of course, reconsider plans to put sidewalks all over Rice Lake.

He beat incumbent mayor Dan Fitzgerald with 53 percent of the vote.

This shows what is possible if you just try. Please get out the vote for some excellent choices running for Congress.

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